Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Song For A Dark Girl - Poem by Langston Hughes

Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
They hung my black young lover
To a cross roads tree.

Way Down South in Dixie
(Bruised body high in air)
I asked the white Lord Jesus
What was the use of prayer.

Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
Love is a naked shadow
On a gnarled and naked tree.

Topic(s) of this poem: girl


Comments about Song For A Dark Girl by Langston Hughes

  • Tom Allport (2/12/2017 3:28:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a very sad poem about a tragic event, that should never of happened in a so called civilised society? (Report) Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/17/2016 8:51:00 AM)


    Way Down South in Dixie
    (Bruised body high in air)
    I asked the white Lord Jesus
    What was the use of prayer.

    Truly what was the use of prayers since HE could not save her but a Black Jesus could have done.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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