poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Fire-Caught

The gold moth did not love him
So, gorgeous, she flew away.
But the gray moth circled the flame
Until the break of day.
And then, with wings like a dead desire,
She fell, fire-caught, into the flame.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/14/2017 12:46:00 PM)

    And then, with wings like a dead desire,
    She fell, fire-caught, into the flame. \Lovely write.

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  • Tom Allport (12/29/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    some people like moths are drawn to a different type of flame? it's all part of life's game.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/17/2015 3:15:00 AM)

    The age old tale of romance between a moth and the flame ending with the ultimate sacrifice of moth has been beautifully reconstructed in this poem. Wow, beautiful.

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