Yet Do I Marvel

  • Yet Do I Marvel

  • Countee Cullen

    I doubt not God is good, well-meaning, kind,

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  • And did He stoop to quibble could tell why

  • The little buried mole continues blind,

  • Why flesh that mirrors Him must some day die,

  • Make plain the reason tortured Tantalus

  • Is baited by the fickle fruit, declare

  • If merely brute caprice dooms Sisyphus

  • To struggle up a never-ending stair.

  • Countee Cullen

    Inscrutable His ways are, and immune

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  • To catechism by a mind too strewn

  • With petty cares to slightly understand

  • What awful brain compels His awful hand.

  • Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:

  • Countee Cullen

    To make a poet black, and bid him sing!

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