Treasure Island

Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

My People


The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Quiet . (3/3/2008 4:22:00 PM)

    i think its koo how he expresses tha beauty of us black folk by usin tha stars, sun, and tha night (Report) Reply

  • Deanna Reed (5/5/2006 6:37:00 PM)

    I think that it is beautiful and remarkable how he uses nature to express the beauty of African Americans. (Report) Reply

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