Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Snake - Poem by Langston Hughes

He glides so swiftly
Back into the grass-
Gives me the courtesy of road
To let me pass,
That I am half ashamed
To seek a stone
To kill him.

Comments about Snake by Langston Hughes

  • (2/14/2018 8:52:00 PM)

    Why would you want to kill it? (Report) Reply

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  • (1/21/2018 2:10:00 AM)

    very bad explanation (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/7/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    Yes, we should be ashamed of killing a snake unnecessarily.....thought provoking (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2016 12:07:00 PM)

    I picked this poem to compare it with D H Lawrence's snake. Just like Lawrence LANGSTON was ashamed of his feelings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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