The Harlem Dancer by Claude McKay applauding youths laughed with young prostitutes



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The Harlem Dancer by Claude McKay



APPLAUDING youths laughed with young prostitutes




And watched her perfect, half-clothed body sway;




Her voice was like the sound of blended flutes




Blown by black players upon a picnic day.




She sang and danced on gracefully and calm,

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The light gauze hanging loose about her form;




To me she seemed a proudly-swaying palm




Grown lovelier for passing through a storm.




Upon her swarthy neck black, shiny curls




Profusely fell; and, tossing coins in praise,

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The wine-flushed, bold-eyed boys, and even the girls,




Devoured her with their eager, passionate gaze;




But, looking at her falsely-smiling face




I knew her self was not in that strange place.





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