When Sue Wears Red Poem by Langston Hughes

When Sue Wears Red

Rating: 2.8


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 OF THE POEM
Josh Mattingly 04 April 2012

I want to meet Susanna Jones

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Michael Walker 28 August 2019

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

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Robert 17 July 2019

excellent in ever way

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bob joe ellen catie anna 24 April 2019

when did he make that

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Allen 18 April 2021

In high school

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Tazzy 02 April 2018

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

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pooper party 11 December 2018

i dont like poems

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Kevin Taylor 07 March 2018

Langston joy! Sweet silver...

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