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American Poet, 1903-1946
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Your love to me was like an unread book . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, And wait, and tend our agonizing seeds.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:/ To make a poet black, and bid him sing!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The play is done, the crowds depart; and see / That twisted tortured thing hung from a tree, / Swart victim of a newer Calvary.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[W]e have always resented the natural inclination of most white people to demand spirituals the moment it is known that a Negro is about to sing. So often the request has seemed to savor of the feeling that we could do this and this alone.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The key to all strange things is in thy heart..../ My spirit has come home, that sailed the doubtful seas.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My poetry, I think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is no secret to success except hard work and getting something indefinable which we call the "breaks." In order for a writer to succeed, I suggest three things -- read and write -- and wait.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain to bind you to earth.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET.”
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