Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Daybreak in Alabama


When I get to be a composer
I'm gonna write me some music about
Daybreak in Alabama
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  • Veteran Poet - 4,408 Points Savita Tyagi (11/18/2014 7:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! Went straight to my heart. That is what we simple folks dream. Holding each other's hand and Mother Earth holding us all giving space to realize our dreams. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Enoch John (6/18/2008 3:31:00 PM)

    This daybreak poem speaks to Hughes' simplicity, which actually was his genius. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nordia Smith (4/7/2006 6:07:00 PM)

    i think this poem is just bsolutely beautiful, it has both innocence and depth hughes speaks about the hopes he has for a better time after the oppression when he will be free, i love the language, the figures of speech he uses (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chere Berman (4/1/2005 7:12:00 PM)

    All of Langston Hughes' poetry is a cry from the Harlem Renaissance, but this one in particular is hauntingly beautiful. I love to perform this for my high school class, and they can even be seen moved to tears sometimes...and it always sparks a great discussion. (Report) Reply

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