poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Dear dream of utter aliveness-
Touching my body of utter death-
Tell me, O quickly! dream of aliveness,
The flaming source of your bright breath.
Tell me, O dream of utter aliveness-
Knowing so well the wind and the sun-
Where is this light
Your eyes see forever?
And what is the wind
You touch when you run?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/1/2017 6:36:00 AM)

    The flight of imagery is fantastic and raises basic questions, presumptions and assumptions.

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (12/4/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    In simple and short format a big question...where do the wind and light that we feel and see while we are alive
    hide after we die...the aliveness should answer....great work

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  • Luna Hamltin (2/10/2014 12:29:00 PM)

    The poem is short but simple
    He speaks with liking
    He makes everyone feel good in side
    We are all loved by all
    He writes this stuff for us so lets all love it dearly

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