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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

  • Gold Star - 71,652 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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  • Rookie Mel Vincent Basconcillo (4/30/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    this is really touching and heart rendering..amazing thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelsey Wills (2/1/2007 12:41:00 PM)

    I think it's really cool how this poem points out that your status in life isn't important, but how many who love you and you love is. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Funeral

  1. 1. Night Funeral In Harlem , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. God's Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  4. 4. I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain (280) , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  6. 6. Little Nell's Funeral , Charles Dickens
  7. 7. A Grammarian's Funeral Shortly After The.. , Robert Browning
  8. 8. A Biker's Funeral , Pete Crowther
  9. 9. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. 10. Parnell's Funeral , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Funeral In Isolation* , indira babbellapati
  12. 12. A Funeral Fantasie , Friedrich Schiller
  13. 13. A King's Soliloquy [on The Night Of His .. , Thomas Hardy
  14. 14. She At His Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  15. 15. Elegy:The End Of Funeral Elegies , John Donne
  16. 16. Funeral Hymn , Sir Walter Scott
  17. 17. The Funeral Bell , Francis Duggan
  18. 18. Funeral Of Youth, The: Threnody , Rupert Brooke
  19. 19. After The Funeral , Shalom Freedman
  20. 20. The Funeral Rites Of The Rose , Robert Herrick
  21. 21. The Hedgehog's Funeral , Emmanuel George Cefai
  22. 22. The Funeral Of Youth: Threnody , Rupert Brooke
  23. 23. She, At His Funeral , Thomas Hardy
  24. 24. The Pauper's Funeral , Robert Southey
  25. 25. The Old Man's Funeral , William Cullen Bryant
  26. 26. Funeral Of A Friend , Randy McClave
  27. 27. Funeral , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  28. 28. Funeral , Hasmukh Amathalal
  29. 29. The Grieving Funeral Director , Lyn Paul
  30. 30. Greek Funeral Chant Or Myriologue , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  31. 31. A German Student’s Funeral Hymn , Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  32. 32. The Day Of Papa's Funeral , Herbert Nehrlich
  33. 33. A Funeral Procession , john tiong chunghoo
  34. 34. At The Funeral Of A Minor Poet , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  35. 35. The Drunkard's Funeral , Vachel Lindsay
  36. 36. The Mother's Funeral , George Crabbe
  37. 37. His Funeral Song , Aldo Kraas
  38. 38. My Funeral Pen , Lyn Paul
  39. 39. Don'T Forget To Write Your Funeral Plan , Lyn Paul
  40. 40. Xlvii: For My Funeral , Alfred Edward Housman
  41. 41. The Funeral Birds , Francis Duggan
  42. 42. The Funeral Tree Of The Sokokis. 1756 , John Greenleaf Whittier
  43. 43. Written On The Day Of My Aunt's Funeral , Charles Lamb
  44. 44. The Soldier's Funeral , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  45. 45. An Open Casket Funeral For His Muse , Ted Sheridan
  46. 46. Funeral End For My Friend , Howard Johnson
  47. 47. Mother's Funeral , Herbert Nehrlich
  48. 48. The Funeral , Dan Brown
  49. 49. The Funeral , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  50. 50. English Eclogues Iii - The Funeral , Robert Southey
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