poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes Quotes

  • ''“Cheap little rhymes
    A cheap little tune
    Are sometimes as dangerous
    As a sliver of the moon.” ''
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  • ''“Believing everything she read
    In the daily news,
    (No in-between to choose)
    She thought that only
    One side won,
    Not that BOTH
    Might lose.” ''
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  • ''“When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.” ''
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  • ''“I tire so of hearing people say,
    Let things take their course.
    Tomorrow is another day.
    I do not need my freedom when Im dead.
    I cannot live on tomorrows bread.” ''
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  • ''“How still,
    How strangely still
    The water is today,
    It is not good
    For water
    To be so still that way.

    ~ "Sea Calm” ''
    Langston Hughes
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  • ''“Sometimes a crumb falls
    From the tables of joy,
    Sometimes a bone
    Is flung.

    To some people
    Love is given,
    To others
    Only heaven.” ''
    Langston Hughes
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  • '' “When a man starts out to build a world,
    He starts first with himself” ''
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  • ''“Life doesnt frighten me at all.” ''
    ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems
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Best Poem of Langston Hughes

I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.

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Democracy

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet