Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

The City - Poem by Langston Hughes

In the morning the city
Spreads its wings
Making a song
In stone that sings.

In the evening the city
Goes to bed
Hanging lights
Above its head.


Comments about The City by Langston Hughes

  • Tom Allport (2/12/2017 3:09:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a good descripted poem that gives a brief taste of a cities daily life. (Report) Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (12/6/2016 9:40:00 AM)


    A nice word-portrait of a city...good to read (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (9/27/2015 2:00:00 PM)


    The man can paint a picture and a mood with so few well chosen words. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 23, 2015


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