Arna Bontemps, American Poet ( October 13, 1902 - June 4, 1973 )

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Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands?~Arna Bontemps

Lost Strange Precious

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.~Arna Bontemps

Dreams Dance Rain

Yet would we die as some have done, beating a way for the rising sun.~Arna Bontemps

Sun Die Way

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.~Arna Bontemps

Parent Me Dare