Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BLACK FINGER, by ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE



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First Line: I have just seen a most beautiful thing
Last Line: And why are you pointing upwards?
Subject(s): African Americans; Fingers; Nature; Negroes; American Blacks


I have just seen a most beautiful thing:
Slim and still,
Against a gold, gold sky,
A straight, black cypress,
Sensitive
Exquisite
A black finger
Pointing upwards.
Why beautiful still finger, are you black?
And why are you pointing upwards?





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