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Quotation by Naomi Long Madgett
Curse of the orchard, Blemish on the land's fair countenance, I have grown strong for strength denied, for struggle In hostile woods. I keep alive by being the troublesome, Indestructible Stinkweed of truth.
Naomi Long Madgett (b. 1923), African American poet. "Tree of Heaven," lines 13-18 (1970).
On being an African American.
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