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Author: DUMAS, HENRY
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Dumas, Henry    Poet's Biography
193 poems available by this author


AFRO-AMERICAN       
First Line: My black mother birthed me
Last Line: Blow africa %on me as you would a holy reed


AMERICA       
First Line: If an eagle be imprisoned
Last Line: The coin will spin, %the coin will flutter, %but the eagle will never fly


ASALI       
First Line: This honey you gave me
Last Line: Your fingers flowing like rivers %of weeping silk


ASCENSION       
First Line: The black kite %wooden bones cracking against the wind
Last Line: And the eagle sees me %beyond that ...?


BALANCE       
First Line: The saline walkers held a feast
Last Line: And the kind of bitterness %came and ruled over them


BEYOND SELVES       
First Line: How did I come to see myself in the mirror?
Last Line: By stripping in front of the mirror %with your eyes closed


BLACK STAR LINE       
First Line: My black mothers I hear them singing
Last Line: Study what mars and what lifts up. %dip into this river with your ebony cups


BLACK TRUMPETER       
First Line: We must kill our gods before they kill us
Last Line: The wing praises the root by taking to the limbs %we are americans looking in the mirror of africa


BROWN SOUND       
First Line: Brown sound chocolate %memories
Last Line: Is the last time %like that


BROWN SOUNDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Brown sound chocolate


BUFFALO       
First Line: I caught the american bull
Last Line: Thinking, that if I ever %caught the american bull %I would die


BUSTER       
First Line: Now when I was a kid, my mama
Last Line: Hmmmm buster one, hmmmm buster two %dance the buster the whole night through


CARDINAL       
First Line: I do not believe that red on the scientific table
Last Line: That is old %the cardinal has no red name like fire or crown


COAT OF MANY FIBERS       
First Line: Out of the red earth
Last Line: And a grasp on the white fiber %the fingers spun a hymn to god


COMING OF THE EAGLES       
First Line: Let us have eagles!
Last Line: Into the high country. %let us have eagles!


CONCENTRATION CAMP BLUES       
First Line: I ain't jokin people, I aint playin around
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jazz; Music & Musicians


CONCENTRATION CAMP BLUES       
First Line: I ain't jokin people, I aint playin around
Last Line: I aint jokin, I got to get outa his camp %cause the man is ready to number us all with a rubber stam
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jazz; Music And Musicians


DECISION, SAYS THE SOURCE       
Last Line: Has two wings of light %one fusion the other precision


DON'T BE TOO SURE       
First Line: For many nights I heard singing
Last Line: My leg like a tiny tank %and devoured the first in my hand


EARLY BIRD BLUES       
First Line: They tell me the early bird catches the worm
Last Line: When I catch him baby, you better duck %or you be dead


EAST SAINT HELL (UP FROM THE GHETTO)       
First Line: Recall! %they shall come to you one day
Last Line: Say to them %where I come from is where you are going


EMOYENI, PLACE OF THE WINDS       
First Line: Emoyeni, pasing pasing
Last Line: Emoyeni going going %I see the coming of the long green rain


EMPLOYMENT BLUES       
First Line: I been to the factory, even got a card to go to sea
Last Line: Yeah, I'll drive a truck or dig a ditch %cause without a job, a man's in an awful fix


EPIPHANY       
First Line: A man runs out into a field
Last Line: Joyously all %his clothes!


FINGERS       
First Line: Between the great silver veil
Last Line: Softly with %fingers of rain


FIR       
First Line: The fir stands. %the man watches
Last Line: The man walks away. %'perhaps you are right,' he says


FISH       
First Line: Catfish niggerfish %low in the creek
Last Line: Good bait sent catfish went %must be fishin the whiteman's hole


FROM JACKHAMMER (1.)       
First Line: The jackjack backing back and stacking stone
Last Line: In the womb of time hiding in the earth %long before the blackman struck


FULL MOON       
First Line: The circle moon %fell upon your face
Last Line: Woman %I love you


FUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: The great god shango in the african sea


FUNK       
First Line: The great god shango in the african sea
Last Line: Reached down with palm oil and oozed out me


GHOSTS       
First Line: Always I wait for the trees to fall
Last Line: Always I recall this drowsiness falling %upon me as I take my place


GRANDMA'S GOT A WIG       
First Line: Now I peeped in the closet
Last Line: Keep you wig on pretty baby, %or I have to sing the nappy haired blues


GREEN HILL GOLDEN MOUNTAIN       
First Line: Do you remember the honeysuckle hill in the dawn?
Last Line: On separate paths, %we climbed the mountain in the skies?


HARLEM GULP (1.)       
First Line: Like ailing crabs %jay-scuttling
Last Line: That they lance the tumor %before it is time to fly


HARLEM GULP (2.)       
First Line: Like skeletons %trekking behind olorun
Last Line: We know we shall fly %before we die before the light


HUNT       
First Line: Antelope falls %I watch
Last Line: I am butang %dog


I LAUGH TALK JOKE       
Last Line: But don't fuck with me %cause I don't play


I SAW THE SKY       
First Line: I saw the sky red above the tree-line
Last Line: To add dimension to sound %to prove that one plus one equals two


IF I WERE EARTH       
First Line: Each tear that fell
Last Line: And tell him to rise up %and burn me away


IF YOU BEHAVE       
First Line: Well now, %I'll saint you but I wont haint you
Last Line: Thas all if you behave yourself %you damn sure will save yourself


IKEF       
First Line: When I was three
Last Line: That spun and exploded, %reflecting visions of three


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 10)       
First Line: They cry 'revolution!'
Last Line: Behind the %sun


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 11)       
First Line: In the green black
Last Line: The wolf-ships rock %off shore, ready to rape


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 13)       
First Line: Cawing %some tune remembered
Last Line: When will we cease %bowing?


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 16: GUTS)       
First Line: 1-into the kaleidoscopic bowl of harlem
Last Line: To the sea! %7-even sharks


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 18: BREATHE WITH ME)       
First Line: When I cry,' said the mountain
Last Line: Said the sky. 'come, %breathe with me.'


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 20: SOIL)       
First Line: Things fell from the trees after
Last Line: All that glass money. %somebody's got a lot to pay back


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 21: A LONG TIME COMING)       
First Line: Snow, like lost cotton heads in the wind
Last Line: A long time coming %and coming


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 4)       
First Line: When we needed rain
Last Line: Even the rocks weep %salt for us


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 5: CHILDREN PLAYING)       
First Line: Like small trees %we hid in the grass
Last Line: Sharp words tell %hurry they will see us


IKEFS (IKONS OF KEF IKEF 9: BLACK WIDOW)       
First Line: Red is the hour glass
Last Line: Theirs... %look at my watch


IMAGE (1.)       
First Line: I saw %a raindrop
Last Line: I was %amazed


IMAGE (2.)       
First Line: Into the dawn light
Last Line: Into the night %and it leads


IMAGE (3.)       
First Line: The universe shrank %when you went away
Last Line: Everytime I thought your name, %stars fell upon me


IMAGE (4.)       
First Line: With an eyelash %I etched your form
Last Line: Upon the moon


IMAGE (5.)       
First Line: The lights gathring %on the night lake
Last Line: Sing a thousand songs %of the sleeping sun


IMAGE (6.)       
First Line: The sun %bending over
Last Line: This morning %washed his hand


IMAGE (7.)       
First Line: The high hills of hell
Last Line: Are low around me


ISLAND WITHIN ISLAND       
First Line: Our voices waved upwards into a tide
Last Line: I am the sun %out of me comes everything


KEEP THE FAITH BLUES       
First Line: They say if you aint' got no faith
Last Line: Can't let religion %bust open my head


KEF 12    Poem Text    
First Line: Take up the blood from the grass, sun.
Subject(s): Nature


KEF 141    Poem Text    
First Line: Gave you my eyes


KEF 21    Poem Text    
First Line: First there was the earth in my mouth.
Subject(s): Summer


KEF 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Lay sixteen bales down in front on the plank
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


KEF 25    Poem Text    
First Line: Gave you my eyesthe swan silvertone singers


KEF 35       
First Line: You shouldn't have to re sing
Last Line: Creating %cre eating!


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 106)       
First Line: The mosaics are a people filled with color
Last Line: God is jus and loves the just. %the mosaics sing, dance, and pray in color


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 107)       
First Line: The holidays of the mosaics are legends of color
Last Line: Number five is the holy day of yellow. %number six is the holy day of blindness


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 124)       
First Line: The green field undulated
Last Line: Give me back my people %or I will swallow you up!


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 13)       
First Line: They sang, %don't forget the bridge
Last Line: Jesus is the bridge %that brought you all over!


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 141)       
First Line: Gave you my eyes
Last Line: Give %I will give again


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 27)       
First Line: I'm gonna go into the house
Last Line: And then I gonna do it, and after I do it, %I'm gonna think about what I did


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 3)       
First Line: The only legends that I have ever heard
Last Line: Language and symbol, then I think it %time that we americans go south and life


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 4)       
First Line: The sacred temple of gnosaam stands
Last Line: Two feet off the ground crying: %al-haam d'ullah, al-haam d' ullah


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 54)       
First Line: I broke three limbs before I
Last Line: Front of me swinging from %side to side like a pendulum


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 73)       
First Line: Ichneumon came knocking at my door
Last Line: He was a giant wolf with wings as wide clouds. %but he was polite


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 86)       
First Line: Walk with your head held too high
Last Line: Out - like a stupid chicken - %to be cut off


KEF: FIRST SERIES (KEF 9)       
First Line: Potato skin beneath my fingernail
Last Line: I rather be a 'tato in the sack %than carry a 'tato on my back


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 12)       
First Line: Take up the blood from the grass, sun
Last Line: They are like stone, these people. %now make them lava


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 16)       
First Line: Down near the levee where the river once
Last Line: As I dreamed of giant catfish asleep beneath %the blood


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 2)       
First Line: I want some mo strawberries
Last Line: Which I cherry... %ishh-uuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 22)       
First Line: There they go %the lips
Last Line: I hail thee %death and


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 24)       
First Line: Lay sixteen bales down in front on the plank
Last Line: Howl jesus, %howl!


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 25)       
First Line: The swan silvertone singers
Last Line: And tongue spliting %in the unknown


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 30)       
First Line: High and up high
Last Line: Waiting for the biggest cannibal %in the world to grow very very hungry


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 31)       
First Line: My head is over
Last Line: Which sucks my eyes back %and I think I am sleeping now


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 32)       
First Line: The night is one wing
Last Line: On ozone and uses my %thought for bone


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 33)       
First Line: Of late I have caved into myself
Last Line: Tunneling finally %into bone which leads outside


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 35)       
First Line: Gimme somo dat %gimme sommo dat
Last Line: He say %das gimme somo dat good now gimme oo


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 39)       
First Line: For thirty one pieces of silver
Last Line: We atomize everything baby, %atomisize, thirty one


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 40)       
First Line: The united hates of america
Last Line: We have ships to name %and crews


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 43)       
First Line: We shall be climbing overr that wall
Last Line: Flinging zeus for jesus %singing new notes every target made


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 44)       
First Line: Off the coast of spain
Last Line: You have the years really in tarifa. %I shall fly to this place and lean


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 45)       
First Line: Nighthawk of time %what message see you over thee barren
Last Line: Dine %on us?


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 57)       
First Line: Kale rocks in the black
Last Line: The green leaves up %and the mouth-bridge opens


KEF: SECOND SERIES (KEF 6)       
First Line: Ego told id to do it
Last Line: But id didn't hear him %because he was doing it


KNEES OF A NATURAL MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: My ole man took me to the fulton fish market
Last Line: First thing I do is take a long drink of wine
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


KNEES OF A NATURAL MAN       
First Line: My ole man took me to the fulton fish market
Last Line: Next time I go to fulton fish market %first thing I do is take a long drink of wine
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


KNOCK ON WOOD       
First Line: I go out to totem street
Last Line: Sometimes I knock on wood %with fist %me and willie play togetherin %and we don't miss


LASH - AMERICAN YANKEE SONG       
First Line: Lash %I take it from you for nothing
Last Line: Mine lash the day and the night %lash I am the taker of the booty lash you lash


LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF MY HORN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF MY HORN       
Last Line: Listen to the sound of my horn, I say, %greaat music and I...Have come at last!
Subject(s): Jazz; Music And Musicians


LOVE SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Beloved/I have to adore the earth:
Subject(s): Love


LOVE SONG       
First Line: Beloved, %I have to adore the earth
Last Line: You have taught her well %how to be beautiful


LOVE SONG OF A LAMB       
First Line: I speak to you
Last Line: I am by thy side close by thy side %I am by thy side close and thy side


LOW DOWN DOG BLUES       
First Line: Went to my baby's back door, my baby say she aint home
Last Line: Yeah, guess a low down dog better hit the trail %that woman don't even care when a good dog wag his


MACHINES CAN DO IT TOO (IBM BLUES)       
First Line: Looky hear folks, you all better watch out
Last Line: If I find a machine in bed with me, %that's the time I'm through


MAILMAN BLUES       
First Line: Mailman, mailman what's takin you so long?
Last Line: Please mailman dig up a letter from your sack %I think my baby done left me and I got to get on his


MEXICO THROUGH A CLEAR WINDOW       
First Line: I want you to sit perfectly still
Last Line: With me until we see %yellow trees and the blue gulf


MISSISSIPPI SONG       
First Line: I was a mist in the caverns
Last Line: I was mist. %now I am water


MONTAGE       
First Line: ...The street walked in front
Last Line: Walking into thoughts of brick %and bone behind me where I was


MOSAIC HARLEM       
First Line: What news from the bottle?
Last Line: The ram will not stop, what news fromthe bottom? %the east! The west! And the top!


MY LITTLE BOY       
First Line: My little boy speaks
Last Line: He comes from. %I like his accent


NEW PROPOSAL       
First Line: I will go with you again to the field
Last Line: I never forget the scent of wild roses %and I still see how we used to sail into the sky


NGOMA       
First Line: Put thine ear to my belly o mwanamume
Last Line: Louder booms the goat-skin boom-sound louder %louder louder


ODE TO ZAMBIA       
First Line: Hail zambia! %thou art a child born of much struggle
Last Line: Your distant brothers on the mississippi %salute you in peace and prosperity


OUR KING IS DEAD       
First Line: The volcano again


OUT OF WORK BLUES       
First Line: Well I went down to the state office
Last Line: Hurt me people, specially when I was sittin in the corner %one eye winkin one eye dozin


OUTER SPACE BLUES       
First Line: People, I heard the news the other day
Last Line: Guess I wait and see %all I know they might look just like me


OWED TO OTIS       
First Line: I saw the iron wings
Last Line: Then I rave %higher higher!


PANE OF VISION       
First Line: They stand upon their shadows near the
Last Line: And their society listens and awakes.... %come, it is time to be born


PEAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Peas in the pod
Subject(s): Peas


PEAS       
First Line: Peas in the pod
Last Line: Blackeyes down %blackeyes browneyes going to town


PLAY EBONY PLAY IVORY       
Last Line: Play ebony %play ivory


PLAYGROUND IS MY HOME       
First Line: You kids git out from there 'fore
Last Line: And throw it up in the sky %'rainin cotton, rainin cotton.'


PUPPETS HAVE A NEW KING       
First Line: Ulwaca ulooooooo! %oh these cold white hands
Last Line: Let us, like little black spears, %bore our way


RAINBOW AROUND THE NECK OF NIGHT       
First Line: From your face where night sleeps
Last Line: I will make you queen %of my crown under the sun


RESPECTFUL THIER       
First Line: Wuh,' cried the thief
Last Line: They are as good at it %as I am...'


RITE    Poem Text    
First Line: Vodu green clinching his waist,
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


RITE       
First Line: Vodu green clinching hiss waist
Last Line: Bathe me in blood. %I am not clean


ROOT SONG       
First Line: Once when I was tree
Last Line: It is time that flesh %bow down on his knee again!


ROSE JUNGLE       
First Line: For thirty-one years he planted roses
Last Line: Embrace the earth. %I will not lessen their love


SABA (1)       
First Line: There are maggots in my corn
Last Line: For the factory which %has no command of flies


SABA (10)       
First Line: We shall be baking stones upon the mesa
Last Line: To reach ice and %break stones into black blood buried undersun?


SABA (11)       
First Line: Kite string %wordlesss tongue
Last Line: Jonah upon a dry land is stumbling %broken-necked into my reflections


SABA (13)       
First Line: The hand that %lovely womanish
Last Line: Then points %old woman I love your babe


SABA (2)       
First Line: The word shall descend
Last Line: And it shall %stop us before we break


SABA (3)       
First Line: All the letters I have written you
Last Line: I am learning/the alphabet/of the wind %footsteps


SABA (4)       
First Line: I am taking pictures over this bridge
Last Line: Eleventh: I caught you forgetting me %twelfth: negative: between us, a shutter


SABA (5)       
First Line: We were piling feathers on a long plain
Last Line: What we built in laughter under the wind %is captured forever on each feather


SABA (6)       
First Line: Statues do not feel like that
Last Line: Billowing shadows of brown skins %jamming the world inside out


SABA (7)       
First Line: I lay in the gutter
Last Line: Tell zeus I have caught %pegasus to ride inside


SABA (8)       
First Line: Tao was the first priest
Last Line: The garden %(a green garden of snakes and streams


SABA (9)       
First Line: We weep that our heroes have died
Last Line: We will not weep but sing him %up


SABA IN       
First Line: Within the wailing %soon lines stagger
Last Line: Within %working up oldmen's tales of me


SABA OF THE SNOW AND THE SUN       
First Line: Your eyes made the bridge of our existence
Last Line: The sun is black %your sighs made the signs of our insistence


SABA OUT       
First Line: Sx waterings %streams %striking aorta
Last Line: Myriads %of flagella flucksing rite


SABA SABA       
First Line: Sound sets up music for the skeleton
Last Line: Which breaks ships %to make them again on screaming waves


SABA TAM FIOFORI       
First Line: Sea eaarth %sea above earth
Last Line: Waves blue to sever %shake this sea til sources


SABA: BLACK PALADINS       
First Line: We shall be riding dragons in those days
Last Line: Cover screams with holy wings, in those days %we shall be terrible


SABA: JOY       
First Line: Purchase two %eat one
Last Line: And %give the other away


SABA: SHADOW AND ACT       
First Line: A black shadow limped behind the blond king
Last Line: Growing out of the darkness the black man counts %the stars,tightens his rope, and pulls them down


SABA: THE LOST DIADEM       
First Line: Gold like buried lances from the sun
Last Line: African sons flailing at history, digging %up our fathers and weeping for the rains


SANCTUARY       
First Line: If I were an eye
Last Line: Residing in the circles %of my eyes?


SHABA (1)       
First Line: Trembling valleys making tongues of air
Last Line: Trembling in your soulwind and %I will know the inhabitants of this sea


SHABA (2)       
First Line: She was a fighter with shreds of flesh
Last Line: And call her smile a song of war %she was a lone island


SOMNUS (1.)       
First Line: A mask and a measure he wears
Last Line: Wake me wake me %a flash of lotus oil he bears


SOMNUS (2.)       
First Line: In my dreams I sleep
Last Line: Break me break me %a mirage is the mask he wears


SOMNUS (3.)       
First Line: Thru the window of dream
Last Line: Before we sleep %before we dream


SOMNUS (ALTERNATE VERSION 1.)       
First Line: Wild reeds hugged by the wind
Last Line: Of the lotus %when must I take you?


SOMNUS (ALTERNATE VERSION 2.)       
First Line: I have made demi-gods of the ages
Last Line: Of the lotus %of the lotus, careful of the lotus


SON OF MSIPPI    Poem Text    
First Line: Up/from msippi I grew.
Subject(s): Youth


SON OF MSIPPI       
First Line: Up %from msippi I grew
Last Line: Woman gone woe man too %baby cry rent-pause daddy flew


SONG OF FLESH       
First Line: Wild stallions raced across the barren stretches
Last Line: And drove the tiger fish back %into the sea of your heart


SONGTHESIS       
First Line: At his ear a great pearl conch
Last Line: I make %poems


STANDIN TALL BLUES       
First Line: Now you say my shoes runover and my hair's long and nappy
Last Line: And don't forget to tell him, %that we got that rhythm thing!


SWEET WIND OF ROSE       
First Line: I press a rose into my face
Last Line: Those hands %are shaping me


TAKE THIS RIVER    Poem Text    
First Line: We move up a spine of earth


TAKE THIS RIVER!       
First Line: We move up a spine of earth
Last Line: We do not cry, %and we do not stop


TEMPLE AT ILHADAN       
First Line: The temple at ilhadan is filled today
Last Line: There will be shouting and singing, %and the temple at ilhad an will be empty


THE ZEBRA GOES WILD WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Neon stripes tighten my wal
Subject(s): United States; Racism; Fathers; America; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THOUGHT (1.)       
First Line: Lord, how I wept when I came upon
Last Line: Ocean between the color of my skin %and my humanity


THOUGHT (2.)       
First Line: Love came to me and said
Last Line: You would ask nothing %but would give


THOUGHT (3.)       
First Line: One of the greatest roles
Last Line: To play the role has been %the 'nigger.'


THOUGHT (4.)       
First Line: First impressions tend to direct the path
Last Line: That is why the black man and the white man %seldom meet


THOUGHT (5.)       
First Line: I flew into the country of the mind
Last Line: I fell. %thought sculptured me in stone


THOUGHT (6.)       
First Line: You're lying,' said memory
Last Line: You're asleep,' said forgetfulness


THOUGHT (7.)       
First Line: Hate is also creative
Last Line: It creates more hate


TIS OF THEE       
First Line: You are oversized, you are overrated, you are overblown
Last Line: I would come and cut you down


TIS OF THEE (1.)       
First Line: You are oversized, you are overrated, you are overbown
Last Line: And built too many empty churches. %you are fat with starch and lies


TIS OF THEE (2.)       
First Line: You steeled cities range like malignant cancers across
Last Line: You are an overkiller, oversexed, overripe, overotten


TIS OF THEE (3.)       
First Line: You are a sinful old man who has no repentance
Last Line: Few flowers grow from your gardens %and the snow and the ice shall be your grave


TIS OF THEE (4.)       
First Line: You are a despiser of black and misunderstander of white
Last Line: If you were a barren tree in my garden


TO MEET THE LORD...       
First Line: To meet the lord of the forests
Last Line: The people of the sun %the people of the sun


TOO HOT TO HANDLE BLUES       
First Line: You can't touch me baby, I'm too hot for the hand
Last Line: I keep you warm baby, I'm a burning coal %o its good baby


UNCLE SAM UPTIGHT BLUES       
First Line: Well, baby if the man's uptight
Last Line: He know the chinaman aint yellow %he heard somebody say the chinaman might be black


VALENTINES    Poem Text    
First Line: Forgive me if I have not sent you
Last Line: I give that to you too
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES       
First Line: Forgive me if I have not sent you
Last Line: Heart goes %I give that to you too
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


YAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I made a yamship for my belly with my spoon
Subject(s): Yams


YAMS       
First Line: I made a yamship for my belly with my spoon
Last Line: And sweet riding jelly bread kept me til noon


ZEBRA GOES WILD WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1.)       
First Line: Neon stripes tighten my wall
Last Line: The needle of the nation %sucking his soul


ZEBRA GOES WILD WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (2.)       
First Line: Chains of light race over
Last Line: I see the shadow thieves coming %and my father on the specimen table