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Author: DAVIS, FRANK MARSHALL
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Davis, Frank Marshall    Poet's Biography
31 poems available by this author


ARTHUR RIDGEWOOD, M.D.       
First Line: He debated whether
Last Line: And final notices from the finance company


BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME       
First Line: And one morning while in the woods I stumbled suddenly
Last Line: Now I am dry bones and my face a stony skull staring in yellow %surprise at the sun
Subject(s): African Americans


CHICAGO'S CONGO    Poem Text    
First Line: Chicago is an overgrown woman
Subject(s): Chicago; African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


CHRIST IS A DIXIE NIGGER       
First Line: You tell me christ was born nearly twenty centuries ago in a
Last Line: I've got a dozen christs in dixie all bloody and black


DANCING GIRL    Poem Text    
First Line: Black and tan - yeah, black and tan
Last Line: Is this what your belly craves?
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Dancing & Dancers


DANCING GIRL       
First Line: Black and tan - yeah, black and tan
Last Line: Drenched in the jazz of a swingtime band %is this what your belly craves?
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Dancing And Dancers


DUKE ELLINGTON       
First Line: Comes now %taste of firecrackers
Last Line: Gentlemen %I am gassed!


FLOWERS OF DARKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly the night blooms, unfurling
Subject(s): African Americans; Flowers; Negroes; American Blacks


FLOWERS OF DARKNESS       
First Line: Slowly the night blooms, unfurling
Last Line: With you and the blossomig night %for what flower, plucked, %lingers long?
Subject(s): African Americans; Flowers


FOR ANY UNBORN NEGRO    Poem Text    
First Line: Brush / his lips lightly, life!
Last Line: But death
Subject(s): Africna Americans; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; America


FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Eagerly
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Night; Negroes; American Blacks; Bedtime


FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT       
First Line: Eagerly
Last Line: Shatters into a billion fragments %of quiet shadows %at the blaring jazz %of a morning sun
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Night


GILES JOHNSON, PH.D    Poem Text    
First Line: Giles johnson
Last Line: And he couldn't porter
Subject(s): Scholarship & Scholars


GILES JOHNSON, PH.D       
First Line: Giles johnson
Last Line: He died of starvation %because he wouldn't teach %and he couldn't porter
Subject(s): Scholarship And Scholars


I SING NO NEW SONGS       
First Line: Once I cried for a new songs to sing...A black rose...A brown sky...The
Last Line: Clothes, teach a more graceful step...But the dreams of homer neither %grow nor wilt
Subject(s): African Americans


JAZZ BAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Play the thing, you jazz mad fools!
Last Line: Play the thing, you jazz mad fools!
Subject(s): Bands; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Orchestras


JAZZ BAND       
First Line: Play the thing, you jazz mad fools!
Last Line: Play that thing, you jazz mad fools!
Subject(s): Bands; Jazz; Music And Musicians


LITTLE AND BIG       
First Line: Little people often make big heroes
Last Line: Cannot magnify %fizz into boom


LOVE NOTES AT NIGHT    Poem Text    


MID-SUMMER MORN    Poem Text    
First Line: A tom-tom sun awakens day's jungle


MISS SAMANTHA WILSON       
First Line: In her sixtieth year


ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS'    Poem Text    
First Line: The religion of sweet jesus
Last Line: By a christian gun
Subject(s): Christianity; Missionaries & Missions; Slavery; Serfs


ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS'       
First Line: The religion of sweet jesus
Last Line: Tis holier to die %by a christian gun
Subject(s): Christianity; Missionaries And Missions; Slavery


PEACE IS A FRAGILE CUP       
First Line: I sing for the silent slain


ROBERT WHITMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Having attained success in business
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


ROBERT WHITMORE       
First Line: Having attained success in business
Last Line: Died of apoplexy %when a stranger from georgia %mistook him %for a former macon waiter
Subject(s): African Americans


SAM JACKSON       
First Line: The moon was a thick slab of yellow cheese between thin
Last Line: Trying to break into the rear of the dew drop inn


SELF PORTRAIT    Poem Text    
First Line: I would be
Subject(s): Self; African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


SNAPSHOTS OF THE COTTON SOUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen, you drawing men
Last Line: Portrait of the cotton south
Subject(s): Southern States; South (u.s.)


SNAPSHOTS OF THE COTTON SOUTH       
First Line: Listen, you drawing men
Last Line: Or will you mold this section %so its portrait will fit %in the sunlit hall %of ideal america?
Subject(s): Southern States


TO THOSE WHO SING AMERICA       
First Line: Well, gentlemen, %your flag wavers
Last Line: The other verses %anyway
Subject(s): Patriotism; Racism; United States