In the morning the citySpreads its wingsMaking a songIn stone that sings.In the evening the cityGoes to bedHanging lights Above its head.
Not a very apt account, nonetheless there's an inherent sweetness in this short piece that attracts the attention.
It is good for a great drawing
I get the feeling, from his writing, that Hughes loved the city. This is one of his most poignant works, but again, short and to-the-point. Two stanzas and he made you feel how much he loved the city life. I wish I had a quarter of his talent.
This work describes 24 hours of life in the city with 28 words. What a work of art!
The last line contains an error. The original poem says About its head. - not above. Please check the Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (ed. Arnold Rampersad)
a good descripted poem that gives a brief taste of a cities daily life.
A nice word-portrait of a city...good to read
The man can paint a picture and a mood with so few well chosen words.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
I would like to translate this poem »