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          Countee Cullen (1903-1946)


(For Eric Walrond)

First Line: Once riding in old Baltimore,

This poem was first published in The World Tomorrow magazine in March 1924. It later appeared in his 1925 collection Color. As such it is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder.

It can be found, for example, in:

  • Cullen, Countee. My Soul's High Song. Gerald Early, ed. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
  • Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Fourth Edition). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.

    Eric Walrond (1898-1966) was a writer of the Harlem Renaissance.