Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Fire-Caught - Poem by Langston Hughes

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The gold moth did not love him
So, gorgeous, she flew away.
But the gray moth circled the flame
Until the break of day.
And then, with wings like a dead desire,
She fell, fire-caught, into the flame.


Comments about Fire-Caught by Langston Hughes

  • Tom Allport (12/29/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    tom allport
    some people like moths are drawn to a different type of flame? it's all part of life's game. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (3/17/2015 3:15:00 AM)


    The age old tale of romance between a moth and the flame ending with the ultimate sacrifice of moth has been beautifully reconstructed in this poem. Wow, beautiful. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010



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