Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

My People - Poem by Langston Hughes

The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.

The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.

Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.


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  • (2/20/2018 8:36:00 AM)


    Langston is a for this poem (Report) Reply

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  • (2/15/2018 9:16:00 AM)


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  • (2/14/2018 11:40:00 AM)


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  • (2/14/2018 11:38:00 AM)


    hi ok right omk man yeah pokemon is stupid i hate charizard (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2018 11:38:00 AM)


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  • (2/14/2018 11:36:00 AM)


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  • (2/14/2018 11:35:00 AM)


    this is the cornest poem ever (Report) Reply

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  • Tom Allport (12/26/2016 9:54:00 AM)

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    beauty is all around us it's a pity a lot don't see it (Report) Reply

    (2/14/2018 4:18:00 PM)

    Pleasure to see someone sees the beauty. I wish greatly that more can do the same.

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/23/2016 11:12:00 PM)

    Beauty does not depend on the dimensions
    It's a great work by Mr Hugh's. Beauty lies in the eyes of a sensitive person, not in the dimensions. Thanks for the sharing of the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2016 9:53:00 PM)


    Short but significantly powerful with its message for minority empowerment, in a few lines Mr. Hughes conveys a reassuring message to those who have been marginalized by the mainstream strata of society. I don't think this is so much Black lives matter as much as Black is Beautiful, the soul of a person is the most beautiful thing. I cant say much more, but this is a great piece to be read especially in divisive times. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (9/23/2016 4:53:00 PM)


    Yes, all the peoples of the world are beautiful... old people, young people, sad people, happy people, handicapped people, people who are not handicapped. Look at pictures of these people- their beauty will blow you away. It helps, of course, if you look at them with eyes of love. (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (9/23/2016 1:27:00 PM)


    beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul.superb. sweet
    and meaningful
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2016 11:11:00 AM)


    Superb poem establishing connect of nature's manifestations with the emotions of human beings that too represent a manifestation of nature. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/23/2016 9:58:00 AM)


    The poem is beautiful; so is the impact it brings. The simplicity of expression about nature and its connection with real life situations and feelings is quite enchanting. Hats off to the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (9/23/2016 8:58:00 AM)


    Simply profound. A simple statement, yet also an invitation to look for beauty where some have been conditioned not to see it. (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch (9/23/2016 6:38:00 AM)


    I would hope his people are all people. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (9/23/2016 8:54:00 AM)

    I think he was saying Black Lives Matter before there was a movement or maybe he was sort of starting such a movement..

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/23/2016 2:32:00 AM)


    Peace and joy! ! Respect to life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (5/7/2016 3:27:00 AM)


    The poet sees beauty in all people as against the views of racists all over the world along with those of America. Great little poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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