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Daybreak In Alabama

Rating: 3.6
When I get to be a composer
I'm gonna write me some music about
Daybreak in Alabama
And I'm gonna put the purtiest songs in it
Rising out of the ground like a swamp mist
And falling out of heaven like soft dew.
I'm gonna put some tall tall trees in it
And the scent of pine needles
And the smell of red clay after rain
And long red necks
And poppy colored faces
And big brown arms
And the field daisy eyes
Of black and white black white black people
And I'm gonna put white hands
And black hands and brown and yellow hands
And red clay earth hands in it
Touching everybody with kind fingers
And touching each other natural as dew
In that dawn of music when I
Get to be a composer
And write about daybreak
In Alabama.
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COMMENTS
Savita Tyagi 19 March 2021
Marvelous poem. Day break of each place has its different charm. It's inspiration is universal.
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Luis Estable 19 March 2021
What I like about this poem is how he tries to say as much as possible with simple, meaningful lines.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 19 March 2021
A poet par excellence.He could have sung soul if he was a musician
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 March 2021
Langston Hughes is constantly honest, that makes his poems, all his poems become immortal and with it he becomes immortal too, I have enjoyed very much reading poems of the great poet, immortal poet
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 March 2021
First of all 5 Stars for this amazing cozy poem, To my favourites, such a cozy and pleasant poem, I have never read
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ChNcU 26 February 2018
R.I.P Langston: (we love your poems
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Rosie Nelson 06 February 2018
Beautiful
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Jake Boguson 02 February 2017
this is really good shows a kind emotion
9 6 Reply
He is becoming one of my favourite poets. His imagery and use of words is masterful.
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