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Night Funeral In Harlem - Poem by Langston Hughes

Night funeral
In Harlem:

Where did they get
Them two fine cars?

Insurance man, he did not pay--
His insurance lapsed the other day--
Yet they got a satin box
for his head to lay.

Night funeral
In Harlem:

Who was it sent
That wreath of flowers?

Them flowers came
from that poor boy's friends--
They'll want flowers, too,
When they meet their ends.

Night funeral
in Harlem:

Who preached that
Black boy to his grave?

Old preacher man
Preached that boy away--
Charged Five Dollars
His girl friend had to pay.

Night funeral
In Harlem:

When it was all over
And the lid shut on his head
and the organ had done played
and the last prayers been said
and six pallbearers
Carried him out for dead
And off down Lenox Avenue
That long black hearse done sped,
The street light
At his corner
Shined just like a tear--
That boy that they was mournin'
Was so dear, so dear
To them folks that brought the flowers,
To that girl who paid the preacher man--
It was all their tears that made
That poor boy's
Funeral grand.

Night funeral
In Harlem.


Comments about Night Funeral In Harlem by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie New York B (4/30/2018 9:04:00 AM)

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  • Bronze Star - 2,350 Points Kevin Taylor (3/7/2018 10:12:00 PM)

    Master work, masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 73,656 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (9/23/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    A most touching poem displaying great efforts taken by the poor loved ones to make the departure for heavenly abode a grand memory. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Funeral

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  2. 2. After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  4. 4. A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The.. , Robert Browning
  5. 5. I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain (280) , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. God's Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  7. 7. A Biker's Funeral , Pete Crowther
  8. 8. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. 9. Funeral End For My Friend , Howard Johnson
  10. 10. Parnell's Funeral , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Funeral Fantasie , Friedrich Schiller
  12. 12. Funeral Of Youth, The: Threnody , Rupert Brooke
  13. 13. She At His Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  14. 14. A King's Soliloquy [on The Night Of His .. , Thomas Hardy
  15. 15. She, At His Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  16. 16. Elegy:The End Of Funeral Elegies , John Donne
  17. 17. The Pauper's Funeral , Robert Southey
  18. 18. The Funeral Of Youth: Threnody , Rupert Brooke
  19. 19. At The Funeral Of A Minor Poet , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  20. 20. Little Nell's Funeral , Charles Dickens
  21. 21. A German Student’s Funeral Hymn , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
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  23. 23. Greek Funeral Chant Or Myriologue , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  24. 24. A Funeral In Isolation* , indira babbellapati
  25. 25. The Funeral Rites Of The Rose , Robert Herrick
  26. 26. English Eclogues Iii - The Funeral , Robert Southey
  27. 27. Funeral Hymn , Sir Walter Scott
  28. 28. The Drunkard's Funeral , Vachel Lindsay
  29. 29. Cupid's Funeral , Victor James Daley
  30. 30. The Old Man's Funeral , William Cullen Bryant
  31. 31. At The Funeral , George Meredith
  32. 32. ! My Wake, My Funeral, My Celebration , Michael Shepherd
  33. 33. A Funeral , David DeSantis
  34. 34. Hymn At The Funeral Services Of Charles .. , Oliver Wendell Holmes
  35. 35. Funeral Tree Of The Sokokis , John Greenleaf Whittier
  36. 36. Threnodia Augustalis: A Funeral Pindaric.. , John Dryden
  37. 37. At A Funeral , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  38. 38. The Child's Funeral , William Cullen Bryant
  39. 39. Wellington's Funeral , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  40. 40. The Funeral Of The German Emperor , William Topaz McGonagall
  41. 41. The Funeral Of The Late Prince Henry Of .. , William Topaz McGonagall
  42. 42. The Funeral Of The Late Ex-Provost Rough.. , William Topaz McGonagall
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  45. 45. The Day Dad Planned His Funeral , Mary Nagy
  46. 46. The Funeral , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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  48. 48. The Grieving Funeral Director , Lyn Paul
  49. 49. Funeral Music , Geoffrey Hill
  50. 50. The Soldier's Funeral , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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