martes, 6 de enero de 2009

On Being Brought From Africa to America; Phillis Wheatley


'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.

Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die.
"Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
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Tan similar en el tema, y tan, tan distante de Qué color, de Nicolás Guillén.

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