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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

April Rain Song


Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Cynthia Plummer (1/16/2014 12:55:00 AM)

    I love the rain, I love the feeling, the looks, the sound and smell. I was born in April & Langston described it oh so well! (Report) Reply

  • Celia Johnston (5/29/2013 6:28:00 PM)

    rain
    they say
    is the enemy
    It brings sadness
    it is the tears of God
    But could very well be tears of joy (Report) Reply

  • Seon King (4/29/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it rain rain come again any day i want to play rain rain come again hurrayyyyyyyy (Report) Reply

  • Brianna James (4/23/2013 12:13:00 PM)

    Rain sin't a criminal
    It brings the beuty of spring
    Flowers of blue and yellow
    Green and orange
    Pink and purple
    The rain brings those colors to life
    To let our eyes look at the beauty (Report) Reply

  • Stephen W (12/27/2012 3:55:00 PM)

    This poem speaks to those of those who are bored with being told it's a horrid day because it's raining.
    I've often taken comfort in the rain, its sound especially. In a cold climate its touch is less pleasing.
    To Hayley M: All your carping does, is expose your own limitations. Poetry doesn't have to be frenzied. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/26/2012 12:06:00 PM)

    The best thing of this poem is its culminating point...the end...hughes is the master of compression... (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/22/2012 4:07:00 AM)

    I like the line The rain plays a sleep song on our roof at night -how true.
    The beauty of the poem lies in the poet's ability to make rain into a person (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (10/26/2011 2:02:00 PM)

    Finding something remarkable in something that most people are despondent about, takes a remarkable person, and this is a remarkably charming work (Report) Reply

  • Hayley M. (2/18/2009 6:24:00 PM)

    I think this poem sucks. It's so bland and unpassioate. It pretty much means nothing, it sounds like someone who is TRYING to be deep, and it didn't work at all. No depth, no emotion. (Report) Reply

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