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
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Comments about this poem (April Rain Song by Langston Hughes )

  • Freshman - 685 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/15/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    Love the rain too and the musical sound on the tin roof while trying to sleep. (Report) Reply

    13 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Rookie Luna Hamltin (2/10/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    I love love love the rain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Seon King (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)

    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Seon King (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)

    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Jackie Osae (4/26/2013 4:33:00 AM)

    Wow! its raining at my place right now in April. I love this feeling (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 369 Points 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

  • Rookie Mohit Soni (4/24/2012 6:51:00 AM)

    So simple yet so amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,061 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,124 Points 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

  • Rookie Isaac Isangi (12/29/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    Real good poem. I like the simplicity and the message. Too vivid (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Grace Chaplin (10/6/2009 12:27:00 PM)

    I really like how you have made the rain, seem a good thing
    amazing poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A . (9/21/2009 3:57:00 PM)

    Yeah to Karachi ki rain han..: 0) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nancy Wang (4/15/2009 11:02:00 PM)

    remind me of my childhood, the happyness of the rain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christina Halliburton (3/16/2009 4:29:00 PM)

    I understand why someone would say that this poem is boring.. I like how he gives the rain physical characteristics (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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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