poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

#6 on top 500 poets

Comments about Langston Hughes

  • Kevin Russell (4/17/2012 7:45:00 PM)

    Langston Hughs in my opinion was the OG of poetry. I am influenced by his genius at sharingpoetry.com.

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  • Resh V (4/4/2012 8:26:00 PM)

    He wrote this poem in 1926.

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  • Jovan Watkins (3/8/2012 3:56:00 PM)

    the most iconic man of all time

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  • Hunter irish (3/8/2012 7:30:00 AM)

    I like his poem I too.

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  • Josselin Sanchez (3/4/2012 4:40:00 PM)

    can someone help me find 2 poems by langston that would be easy to analyze...it's for a project so i need them asap..thanks(:

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  • Sahil Khan (1/22/2012 5:55:00 AM)

    i need the title of some poems of Langston Hughes about the race and gender....................but i need it urgent..........regards........waiting for positive response urgent..........thanks

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  • Vanessa C. (9/29/2011 7:54:00 AM)

    okay so i need to find four amazing poems on langston hughes for an english project and i need to find them fast........anyone have any poems to suggest to me? ? ? ? i would rlly apreciate it.........if u can just comment back please.......i want the four most popular poems by langston hughes........thanx a bunch <3

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  • Natalie Austin (3/7/2010 5:07:00 PM)

    Its ashame he passed away in 67 lifes a bit easier now

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  • Kaitlin Bryce (8/27/2009 5:27:00 PM)

    I love the poem let america be. it was really amazing. (: i haven't read any of your others yet, but i will.

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  • Moussaoui Nadjet (6/9/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    dreams easy to spell difficult to realise, with Hughes i feel that at least i have something to live for and fight to make it comes true.

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Best Poem of Langston Hughes

Mother To Son

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

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Life Is Fine

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.