Langston Hughes

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Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."

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Popular Poems
1.
Dreams
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
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2.
As I Grew Older
It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
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3.
Mother To Son
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
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4.
April Rain Song
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
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5.
Dream Deferred
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
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11 November 2014
Babies and gin and church And women and Sunday All mixed with dimes and Dollars and clean spittoons And house rent to pay.
11 November 2014
Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.
11 November 2014
Brown sugar lassie, Caramel treat, Honey-gold baby Sweet enough to eat. Peach-skinned girlie,
11 November 2014
They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed— I, too, am America.
11 November 2014
I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes,

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