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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  • Gold Star - 11,729 Points Kim Barney (11/18/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    In my opinion one of his best. Will add it to my favorite poems list. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 225 Points Tristan Love-day (11/18/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    well done, amazing writing, keep it, pls check my poems and comment thanks :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,396 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 Joseph-ybholy Chikeleze (11/18/2014 6:23:00 AM)

    To others , it might be just a nice write-up , but to me , its fantastic . I think emulating him is good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexio Serrano (1/14/2014 1:25:00 PM)

    If only we can all come together peacefully it would be joyous (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 - 0 Points J P Klegg (6/27/2005 6:44:00 PM)

    Maybe I take it all wrong but I see a lot of humor in his writing. (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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