Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Ardella - Poem by Langston Hughes


I would liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sleep without dreams
Were it not for your songs.

Comments about Ardella by Langston Hughes

  • Josey Alfred (5/20/2016 6:32:00 AM)

    O, dear you are my eyes, and dream.
    Real romantic expression, who can ignore it?
    Any one will lay his heart open to such entreates.
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  • Dedan Onyango (7/16/2015 1:47:00 PM)

    A short piece, but with an incredible sibject matter! (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/15/2014 7:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Short and to the point. (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/19/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    Lovely! I like the brevity and romantic style of this poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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