Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Lincoln Monument: Washington


Let's go see Old Abe
Sitting in the marble and the moonlight,
Sitting lonely in the marble and the moonlight,
Quiet for ten thousand centuries, old Abe.
Quiet for a million, million years.

Quiet-

And yet a voice forever
Against the
Timeless walls
Of time-
Old Abe.

Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

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