Poetry Beyond All Praise – No. 18

Antique Typewriter Qwerty IXa celebration of great poets during april’s national poetry month

 

 

 

 

Juke Box Love Song
By Langston Hughes

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem’s heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day–
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

 

See full list of poems on My Favorite Poets

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