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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Demand

  Demand Listen! Dear dream of utter aliveness- Touching my body of utter death- Tell me, O quickly! dream of aliveness, The flaming source of your bright breath. Tell me, O dream of utter aliveness- Knowing so well the wind …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Cultural Exchange

  Cultural Exchange In the Quarter of the Negroes Where the doors are doors of paper Dust of dingy atoms Blows a scratchy sound. Amorphous jack-o’-Lanterns caper And the wind won’t wait for midnight For fun to blow doors down. …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Cross

  Cross My old man’s a white old man And my old mother’s black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Children’s Rhymes

  Children’s Rhymes By what sends the white kids I ain’t sent: I know I can’t be President. What don’t bug them white kids sure bugs me: We know everybody ain’t free. Lies written down for white folks ain’t for …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Catch

  Catch Big Boy came Carrying a mermaid On his shoulders And the mermaid Had her tail Curved Beneath his arm. Being a fisher boy, He’d found a fish To carry— Half fish, Half girl To marry.   Langston Hughes …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Brass Spittoons

  Brass Spittoons Clean the spittoons, boy. Detroit, Chicago, Atlantic City, Palm Beach. Clean the spittoons. The steam in hotel kitchens, And the smoke in hotel lobbies, And the slime in hotel spittoons: Part of my life. Hey, boy! A …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Bound No’th Blues

  Bound No’th Blues Goin’ down the road, Lawd, Goin’ down the road. Down the road, Lawd, Way,way down the road. Got to find somebody To help me carry this load. Road’s in front o’ me, Nothin’ to do but …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: Ardella

  Ardella I would liken you To a night without stars Were it not for your eyes. I would liken you To a sleep without dreams Were it not for your songs.   Langston Hughes    

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: April Rain Song

  April Rain Song   Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running …

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A Poem by Langston Hughes: 50-50

50-50 I’m all alone in this world, she said, Ain’t got nobody to share my bed, Ain’t got nobody to hold my hand— The truth of the matter’s I ain’t got no man. Big Boy opened his mouth and said, …

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سروده ای از لنگستن هیوز : سکوت

سکوت . تنها از سکوت تو پیش از آن که سخن گویی هر آنچه را که باید ، در می یابم بی آنکه واژه ای از تو بشنوم در سکوتت هر نغمه ای که آرزو می کنم به گوش می …

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داستان کوتاه : پاهام زندگی مخصوص خودشونو دارن اثر لنگستون هیوز

پاهام زندگی مخصوص خودشونو دارن * کفِ سرِ لیوان پری را که متصدی بار جلوش گذاشت، فوت کرد و گفت: ـ اگه می‌خواهی سرگذشت منو بدونی، توصورتم نیگا نکن، به دستام نیگا نکن، به پاهام نیگا کن. اگه تونستی بگی …

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