Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Wake - Poem by Langston Hughes

Tell all my mourners
To mourn in red --
Cause there ain't no sense
In my bein' dead.


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  • Indira Renganathan (12/7/2016 4:35:00 AM)


    So you are not dead but alive still.. so to wear red....not- to- mourn a poem (Report) Reply

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  • (1/9/2009 12:27:00 AM)


    I'll put this to a 12 bar blues together with some Dylan Thomas if I can get permission. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2008 10:20:00 PM)


    hmmm........................ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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