Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Juke Box Love Song


I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem's heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day--
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie Whitney Helms (3/18/2012 10:27:00 AM)

    im doing a project for my english class and i have to put what the use of syntax of this poem is. any help? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points David Rain (4/12/2010 7:39:00 AM)

    I'm a highschool senior and i love this poem. haha you are awesome.
    have them read theme for english class b too! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Parrucci (4/28/2006 9:28:00 AM)

    I am a high skool teacher, and, like, wow, kids in my class really love this poem. I am, like, the best teacher eva! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hannah K. (4/1/2006 7:51:00 AM)

    My teacher loves these poems. He read them to the class. I think Langston had a strong sense of words and I enjoy reading his poems. (Report) Reply

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