Table of Contents for Countee Cullen : Collected Poems


Introduction xv
Color (1925)
To You Who Read My Book
1(4)
Color
Yet Do I Marvel
5(1)
A Song of Praise
5(1)
Brown Boy to Brown Girl
6(1)
A Brown Girl Dead
7(1)
To a Brown Girl
7(1)
To a Brown Boy
8(1)
Black Magdalens
9(1)
Atlantic City Waiter
9(1)
Near White
10(1)
Tableau
11(1)
Harlem Wine
11(1)
Simon the Cyrenian Speaks
12(1)
Incident
13(1)
Two Who Crossed a Line (She Crosses)
13(1)
Two Who Crossed a Line (He Crosses)
14(1)
Saturday's Child
15(1)
The Dance of Love
16(1)
Pagan Prayer
17(1)
Wisdom Cometh With the Years
18(1)
To My Fairer Brethren
19(1)
Fruit of the Flower
19(2)
The Shroud of Color
21(7)
Heritage
28(5)
Epitaphs
For a Poet
33(1)
For My Grandmother
33(1)
For a Cynic
34(1)
For a Singer
34(1)
For a Virgin
34(1)
For a Lady I Know
35(1)
For a Lovely Lady
35(1)
For an Atheist
35(1)
For an Evolutionist and His Opponent
36(1)
For an Anarchist
36(1)
For a Magician
36(1)
For a Pessimist
36(1)
For a Mouthy Woman
37(1)
For a Philosopher
37(1)
For an Unsuccessful Sinner
37(1)
For a Fool
37(1)
For One Who Gayly Sowed His Oats
38(1)
For a Skeptic
38(1)
For a Fatalist
38(1)
For Daughters of Magdalen
38(1)
For a Wanton
39(1)
For a Preacher
39(1)
For One Who Died Singing of Death
39(1)
For John Keats, Apostle of Beauty
39(1)
For Hazel Hall, American Poet
40(1)
For Paul Laurence Dunbar
40(1)
For Joseph Conrad
40(1)
For Myself
41(1)
All the Dead
41(1)
For Love's Sake
Oh, for a Little While Be Kind
42(1)
If You Should Go
42(1)
To One Who Said Me Nay
43(1)
Advice to Youth
44(1)
Caprice
44(1)
Sacrament
45(1)
Bread and Wine
45(1)
Spring Reminiscence
46(1)
Varia
Suicide Chant
47(1)
She of the Dancing Feet Sings
48(1)
Judas Iscariot
49(3)
The Wise
52(1)
Mary, Mother of Christ
53(1)
Dialogue
54(1)
In Memory of Col. Charles Young
55(1)
To My Friends
55(1)
Gods
56(1)
To John Keats, Poet. At Spring Time
57(1)
On Going
58(1)
Harsh World That Lashest Me
59(1)
Requiescam
60(1)
Copper Sun (1927)
Color
From the Dark Tower
61(1)
Threnody for a Brown Girl
62(3)
Confession
65(1)
Uncle Jim
65(1)
Colored Blues Singer
66(1)
Colors
67(1)
The Litany of the Dark People
68(2)
The Deep in Love
Pity the Deep in Love
70(1)
One Day We Played a Game
70(2)
Timid Lover
72(1)
Nocturne
73(1)
Words to My Love
73(1)
En Passant
74(1)
Variations on a Theme
75(2)
A Song of Sour Grapes
77(1)
In Memoriam
77(1)
Lament
78(1)
If Love Be Staunch
79(1)
The Spark
80(1)
Song of the Rejected Lover
81(1)
To One Who Was Cruel
82(1)
Sonnet to a Scornful Lady
82(1)
The Love Tree
83(1)
At Cambridge
The Wind Bloweth Where It Listeth
84(2)
Thoughts in a Zoo
86(1)
Two Thoughts of Death
86(2)
The Poet Puts His Heart to School
88(1)
Love's Way
89(1)
Portrait of a Lover
89(1)
An Old Story
90(1)
To Lovers of Earth: Fair Warning
91(2)
Varia
In Spite of Death
93(1)
Cor Cordium
93(1)
Lines to My Father
94(1)
Protest
95(1)
An Epitaph
96(1)
Scandal and Gossip
96(1)
Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds
97(1)
Hunger
98(1)
Lines to Our Elders
99(1)
The Poet
99(1)
More Than a Fool's Song
100(1)
And When I Think
101(1)
Advice to a Beauty
102(1)
Ultimatum
102(1)
Lines Written in Jerusalem
103(1)
On the Mediterranean Sea
103(1)
Millennial
104(1)
At the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
105(1)
To Endymion
106(1)
Epilogue
106(1)
Juvenilia
Open Door
107(1)
Disenchantment
107(1)
Leaves
108(2)
Song
110(1)
The Touch
110(1)
A Poem Once Significant, Now Happily Not
111(1)
Under the Mistletoe
111(2)
The Ballad of the Brown Girl: An Old Ballad Retold (1927)
The Ballad of the Brown Girl
113(12)
The Black Christ & Other Poems (1929)
Varia
To the Three for Whom the Book
125(5)
Tribute
130(1)
That Bright Chimeric Beast
130(2)
At the Etoile
132(1)
Two Epitaphs
132(1)
To an Unknown Poet
133(1)
Little Sonnet to Little Friends
133(1)
Mood
134(1)
Counter Mood
135(1)
The Wind and the Weather
135(1)
In the Midst of Life
136(1)
Minutely Hurt
137(1)
Never the Final Stone
137(1)
Light Lady
138(1)
By Their Fruits
138(1)
A Miracle Demanded
139(1)
Tongue-tied
139(1)
Ultima Verba
140(1)
The Foolish Heart
141(1)
A Wish
141(1)
For Helen Keller
142(1)
Asked and Answered
142(1)
Two Poets
143(1)
Not Sacco and Vanzetti
144(1)
A Song No Gentleman Would Sing to Any Lady
145(1)
Self Criticism
145(1)
A Thorn Forever in the Breast
146(1)
The Proud Heart
147(1)
Interlude
The Simple Truth
148(1)
Therefore, Adieu
148(1)
At a Parting
149(1)
Dictum
150(1)
Revelation
151(1)
Bright Bindings
151(1)
Ghosts
152(1)
Song in Spite of Myself
152(1)
Nothing Endures
153(1)
There Must Be Words
154(1)
One Day I Told My Love
154(1)
Lesson
155(1)
The Street Called Crooked
156(1)
The Law That Changeth Not
157(1)
Valedictory
158(2)
Color
To Certain Critics
160(1)
Black Majesty
161(1)
Song of Praise
161(1)
The Black Christ
The Black Christ
162(33)
from The Medea and Some Poems (1935)
After a Visit
195(1)
Magnets
196(1)
Any Human to Another
197(1)
Only the Polished Skeleton
198(1)
Every Lover
199(1)
To France ("Though I am not the first in English terms")
199(1)
Sleep
200(1)
Medusa
201(1)
Interlude
202(1)
Three Nonsense Rhymes for My Three Goddaughters
202(1)
Sonnet ("I have not loved you in the noblest way")
203(1)
Sonnet ("Some for a little while do love, and some for long")
204(1)
Sonnet ("I know now how a man whose blood is hot")
204(1)
To One Not There
205(1)
Sonnet ("What I am saying now was said before")
206(1)
Sonnet ("These are no wind-blown rumors, soft say-sos")
206(1)
Sonnet Dialogue
207(1)
Sonnet ("I would I could, as others poets have")
208(1)
Sonnet ("Some things incredible I still believe")
208(1)
Sonnet ("Be with me, Pride; now Love is gone, stay by")
209(1)
Sonnet ("Although I name you not that those who read")
209(1)
To France ("I have a dream of where")
210(1)
Bilitis Sings
211(1)
Death to the Poor
211(1)
The Cat
212(1)
Cats
213(1)
Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song
213(2)
from The Lost Zoo (1940)
The Wakeupworld
215(4)
The-Snake-That-Walked-Upon-His-Tail
219(10)
from On These I Stand (1947)
Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts
229(1)
Lines for a Hospital
230(1)
A Negro Mother's Lullaby
230(1)
Karenge ya Marenge
231(1)
Christus Natus Est
232(2)
La Belle, La Douce, La Grande
234(1)
Uncollected Poems
To the Swimmer
235(1)
I Have a Rendezvous with Life
236(1)
In Praise of Boys
237(1)
Christ Recrucified
238(1)
Dad
238(2)
A Prayer
240(1)
A Life of Dreams
241(1)
Road Song
242(1)
Villanelle Serenade
243(1)
Singing in the Rain
244(2)
From Youth to Age
246(1)
The Poet
247(1)
Sweethearts
248(1)
When I Am Dead
249(1)
To W. E. B. Du Bois
249(2)
Night Rain
251(1)
Three Hundred Years Ago
252(1)
A Sonnet ("Thank God I come of those who from the cradle")
253(1)
Song
253(1)
Sonnet ("Not knowing what or whom or why I wept")
254(1)
To Edward Atkinson
254(1)
Give Them the Second Front
255(2)
Apostrophe to the Land
257(2)
Tout Entiere
259(1)
A Smiling Africa Speaks
260(1)
Unfinished Chronicle
261(3)
Hillburn---the Fair
264(1)
Mad Song
264(1)
Modern Mother Goose
265(1)
Modern Mother Goose (As Shaped by Events)
265(1)
Elegy
266(3)
Biographical Note 269(3)
Note on the Texts and Illustrations 272(5)
Notes 277(9)
Index of Titles and First Lines 286