Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Quiet Girl

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 Quiet Girl by Langston Hughes

  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/24/2019 12:54:00 AM)

    if you smile
    it's beautiful

    if you cry
    it's beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • ESIEBOMA Ogagaoghene (7/5/2018 4:01:00 PM)

    nice rhymes(Report)Reply

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  • Mayank (1/19/2018 12:18:00 AM)

    your numbar(Report)Reply

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  • Julia Maynor (2/23/2017 4:37:00 PM)

    i love this poem it is great for many people(Report)Reply

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  • May Valentina (2/18/2008 7:19:00 PM)

    I love this poem, Langston Hughes is an amazing poet. This poem is also very beautiful, I love how Langston uses his words.(Report)Reply

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  • Jay Landreth (2/15/2005 10:22:00 PM)

    Wow! This may be one of the most incisive poems I've ever read about a woman. The unnoticed or undiscovered trait that makes a man turn and take a second look is the basis of this beautiful tribute to some quiet beauty. LH has contributed much that I have completely enjoyed, but this poem swept me off my feet. Another triumph in such a small package.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003