Michael Walker

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Un Banc Au Parc. - Poem by Michael Walker

J'habite, moi, sur un banc d'un parc,
Vous, l'Avenue Park.
Une distance d'enfer
Entre nous deux.

Je mendie une dime pour mon diner-
Vous avez un sommeiller et un domestique.
Mais je me reveille!
Dis, n'avez-vous pas peur

Que je puisse, peut-etre seulement,
Dans un ou deux ans,
Me deplacer jusqu'a
L'Avenue Park?

_ ' Park Bench'. Langston Hughes. 1934.

This is a translation of the poem Park Bench by Langston Hughes

Topic(s) of this poem: poverty


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is natural for African Americans to want to get richer and move up to a better suburb where the great white people live. I am presently reading a long biography of Hughes.

Comments about Un Banc Au Parc. by Michael Walker

  • (8/9/2015 3:19:00 AM)


    I wonder if there's a French slangy way to say 'ain't'. some use of rien perhaps (Report) Reply

    Michael Walker (3/8/2017 7:27:00 PM)

    I think you are right Douglas.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 28, 2015


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