A Langston Hughes Poem for your Pocket

26 April, 2012


 


 


Today is “Poem in your Pocket” Day! Pockets aren’t just for loose change and gum, but for poems! Below are four short poems by Langston Hughes for you to choose from to write/print and put in your pocket!

Final Curve

When you turn the corner
And you run into yourself
Then you know that you have turned
All the corners that are left.


Homecoming

I went back in the alley
And I opened up my door.
All her clothes was gone:
She wasn’t home no more.

I pulled back the covers,
I made down the bed.
A whole lot of room
Was the only thing I had.


One

Lonely
As the wind
On the Lincoln
Prairies.

Lonely
As a bottle of licker
On a table
All by itself.


Suicide’s Note

The calm,
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss.





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