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VERSES: The Harlem Dancer  

Alex Grimm 2014
Last Updated: May 2, 2014 URL: http://libguides.huhs.org/content.php?pid=569677 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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The Harlem Dancer - Claude McKay

Applauding youths laughed with young prostitutes
And watched her perfect, half-clothed body sway;
Her voice was like the sound of blended flutes
Blown by black players upon a picnic day.
She sang and danced on gracefully and calm,
The light gauze hanging loose about her form;
To me she seemed a proudly-swaying palm
Grown lovelier for passing through a storm.
Upon her swarthy neck black shiny curls
Luxuriant fell; and tossing coins in praise,
The wine-flushed, bold-eyed boys, and even the girls,
Devoured her shape with eager, passionate gaze;
But looking at her falsely-smiling face,
I knew her self was not in that strange place.

 

Author Biography

 

Visual Poetry

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Author Bio Credits:

 

Berlin Kneipe

Keystone-France

ICMA photos

RS Snaps

Terry Nash

Diana Ong

Susan Trig

Kevin H.

Buena Vista Images

Busà Photography

 Nisian Hughes

Poetry Analysis:

Cisale

Afton Almaraz

Michael Hall

John Cardasis

Anastassios Mentis

Dorling Kindersley

Hulton Archive

Science Faction

The Image Bank

Gavin Hellier

Archive Photos

Vetta

Contour Style

Gallo Images

Visual Poetry Credits

Hulton Archive

Universal Images Group        

Stockbyte

Archive Photos

Photolibrary

AWL Images

National Geographic

Panoramic Images

E+

Historic Map Works

Iconica

Photonica

Hulton Archive

Gallo Images

Illustration Works

GAP Photos

The LIFE Picture Collection

Stone

 

Poem Analysis

 

Alex Grimm

Class of 2014

PRAISE JANGUS!!!! IF YOU UPSET BROWN 1 YOU GET TO SEE BROWN 2.
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