Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

When Sue Wears Red - Poem by Langston Hughes

When Susanna Jones wears red
her face is like an ancient cameo
Turned brown by the ages.
Come with a blast of trumphets, Jesus!

When Susanna Jones wears red
A queen from some time-dead Egyptian night
Walks once again.
Blow trumphets, Jesus!

And the beauty of Susanna Jones in red
Burns in my heart a love-fire sharp like a pain.
Sweet silver trumphets, Jesus!

Comments about When Sue Wears Red by Langston Hughes

  • Michael Walker (8/28/2019 8:20:00 PM)

    I like red clothing also. Susanna looks her best in red and
    who am I to doubt that?

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  • (7/17/2019 3:25:00 AM)

    excellent in ever way (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2019 12:27:00 PM)

    when did he make that (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2018 11:52:00 AM)

    Susanna Jones means a lot to the speaker. I love how powerfully he thinks of her. (Report)Reply

    (12/11/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    i dont like poems

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  • Kevin Taylor (3/7/2018 10:22:00 PM)

    Langston joy! Sweet silver... (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2012 2:19:00 PM)

    I want to meet Susanna Jones (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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