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Friday, July 19, 2013

Langston Hughes Could Write the Blues

Langston Hughes could write the blues;
ole Langston could certainly write the blues
but I’ve always had new shoes.

I’ve never been up to Harlem town;
I’ve never been up to Harlem town,
but that Langston, he sure gets around.

Langston Hughes wrote of the Negro song;
Langston Hughes could write the Negro song,
I’m just a white boy trying to sing along

A poem to celebrate and honor one of my favorite poets.  While he wrote about the period when "the negro was in vogue,"  his experiences and his writings are still relevant and powerful.

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