Jazzonia Poem by Langston Hughes

Jazzonia

Rating: 3.4


Oh, silver tree!
Oh, shining rivers of the soul!

In a Harlem cabaret
Six long-headed jazzers play.
A dancing girl whose eyes are bold
Lifts high a dress of silken gold.

Oh, singing tree!
Oh, shining rivers of the soul!

Were Eve's eyes
In the first garden
Just a bit too bold?
Was Cleopatra gorgeous
In a gown of gold?

Oh, shining tree!
Oh, silver rivers of the soul!

In a whirling cabaret
Six long-headed jazzers play.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
hashir 20 August 2019

do you think such a world is possible -if not /why not -is told by james langston hughes in the poem i dream a world

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Brandon 09 March 2018

KEVIN I N G A S S H O L E

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Anita Wisniewska 02 March 2009

thank you, to whoever posted this. Just so beautiful.

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They're dead 22 March 2021

RIP

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Little Poet 23 April 2008

this poem is a great example of what many places were like during the harlem renasance (well i can't spell very good)

10 5 Reply
Lulu Bailey 18 November 2007

very nice to read i give youa(10) !

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