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Claude McKay (Клод Маккей)


On Broadway


About me young careless feet
Linger along the garish street;
Above, a hundred shouting signs
Shed down their bright fantastic glow
Upon the merry crowd and lines
Of moving carriages below.
Oh wonderful is Broadway -- only
My heart, my heart is lonely.

Desire naked, linked with Passion,
Goes trutting by in brazen fashion;
From playhouse, cabaret and inn
The rainbow lights of Broadway blaze
All gay without, all glad within;
As in a dream I stand and gaze
At Broadway, shining Broadway -- only
My heart, my heart is lonely.



Claude McKay's other poems:
  1. Home Thoughts
  2. Alfonso, Dressing to Wait at Table
  3. Heritage
  4. One Year After
  5. Harlem Shadows


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