Quotation by Claude McKay

Oh some I know! I have embalmed the days,
Even the sacred moments when we played,
All innocent of passion, uncorrupt,
At noon and evening in the flame-heart's shade.
Claude McKay (1889–1948), U.S.-Jamaican. Flame-Heart (l. 26–29). . .

Caroling Dusk; an Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets. Countee Cullen, ed. (1927) Harper & Brothers.
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