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Arna Bontemps - Southern Mansion

Poplars are standing there still as death
And ghosts of dead men
Meet their ladies walking
Two by two beneath the shade
And standing on the marble steps.

There is a sound of music echoing
Through the open door
And in the field there is
Another sound tinkling in the cotton:
Chains of bondmen dragging on the ground.

The years go back with an iron clank,
A hand is on the gate,
A dry leaf trembles on the wall.
Ghosts are walking.
They have broken roses down
And poplars stand there still as death.

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Poet: Arna Bontemps
Poem: Southern Mansion
Poem of the Day: Dec 4 2000

Comment 21 of 21, added on January 1st, 2016 at 2:35 AM.


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Comment 20 of 21, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 12:47 AM.

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crorkzz from Greece
Comment 19 of 21, added on July 7th, 2015 at 2:44 PM.
southern mansion

the southern mansion poem is really good you just need to know a lot about it to pass the quizzes and stuff....


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