Poems by Langston Hughes

Poems by Langston Hughes

I, Too, by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company come...

Cross, by Langston Hughes

My old man’s a white old man
And my old mother’s black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take ...

Jazzonia , by Langston Hughes

Oh, silver tree!Oh, shining rivers of the soul!
In a Harlem cabaretSix long-headed jazzers play.A...

Brass Spittoons, by Langston Hughes

Clean the spittoons, boy.    Detroit,    Chicago,    Atlantic City,    Palm Beach.Clean the spitt...

Let America Be America Again, by Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.Let it be the dream it used to be.Let it be the pioneer on the plain...

Mother to Son , by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And spli...

To a Dead Friend , by Langston Hughes

The moon still sends its mellow lightThrough the purple blackness of the night; The morning star ...