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Poem by Countee Cullen


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          To John Gaston Edgar

I have wrapped my dreams in a silken cloth,
And laid them away in a box of gold;
Where long will cling the lips of the moth,
I have wrapped my dreams in a silken cloth;
I hide no hate; I am not even wroth
Who found the earths breath so keen and cold;
I have wrapped my dreams in a silken cloth,
And laid them away in a box of gold.



Countee Cullen


Countee Cullen's other poems:
  1. Karenge Ya Marenge
  2. Saturdays Child
  3. To Certain Critics
  4. To John Keats, Poet, at Spring Time
  5. Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds


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