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The Lazarus Poems
Kamau Brathwaite

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Introduction
• Redgrove/Lazarus and the Sea
• I
• reBurial (1)
• reBurial (2)
• II
• Baptism Poem
• iii
• Lazarus pleads w/the poet fe help im out of im wound
• There’s such an emptiness on this hillside. . .
• Less Beholden
• O Lazarus my lover
• How Beverley? How you?
• He rise up during the time of salt
• Beech tree fallen among dreams
• The Sideways Cauchemar
• scenArio
• iiiI
• You don’t have no memory on yr tongue. . .
• A late but valentine poem
• i am the man of dust this hillside. . .
• Miracle
• V
• for Lazarus. . . i fear. . .the miracle was nvr perfect. . .
• it cd only have been a blemish. . .
• the 40 days where i lay dying
• first Light – birth – the Beginning. . .
• Life is not song or resurrection
• There’s so much contradiction. . .
• Ghost of the Morning
• Alice in Wonderland
• illus
• Voyage (1)
• Voyage (2)
• i am who i am not
• if yu cd have brought me back from the dead. . .
• aureola ikon
• Mandinka Yamore
• VI
• The slave ship Beloved
• Défilée
• chimera
• old woman at the Xcrossroad
• 195/120
• And now i hear the voices from beyond the grave
• carrefour
• i’ve come to the stage where my [now] words. . .
• pale travaille hollow & familiar shell. . .
• lazarus lass poem
• illus
• Farewell Poem
• VII
• Revelation
• [end poem]

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