Heritage

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  • Countee Cullen

    What is Africa to me:

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  • Copper sun or scarlet sea,

  • Jungle star or jungle track,

  • Strong bronzed men, or regal black

  • Women from whose loins I sprang

  • When the birds of Eden sang?

  • Countee Cullen

    One three centuries removed

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  • From the scenes his fathers loved,

  • Spicy grove, cinnamon tree,

  • What is Africa to me?

  • Countee Cullen

    So I lie, who all day long

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  • Want no sound except the song

  • Sung by wild barbaric birds

  • Goading massive jungle herds,

  • Juggernauts of flesh that pass

  • Trampling tall defiant grass

  • Where young forest lovers lie,

  • Countee Cullen

    Plighting troth beneath the sky.

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  • So I lie, who always hear,