Forty-five poems chosen from the work of the black poet, Langston Hughes, by Harlem fourth graders....
|Title||:||Don't You Turn Back: Poems by Langston Hughes|
|Number of Pages||:||79 Pages|
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Don't You Turn Back: Poems by Langston Hughes Reviews
The night is beautiful,So the faces of my people.The stars are beautiful,So the eyes of my people.Beautiful, also, is the sun.Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.- My People, pg. 3* * *She standsIn the quiet darkness,This troubled womanBowed byWeariness and painLike anAutumn flowerIn the frozen rain,Like aWind-blown autumn flowerThat never lifts its headAgain.- Troubled Woman, pg. 10* * *I love my friend.He went away from me.There's nothing more to say.The poem ends,Soft as it began -I loved my friend.- Poem, pg. 24* * *Bring me all of your dreams,You dreamers,Bring me all of yourHeart melodiesThat I may wrap themIn a blue cloud-clothAway from the too-rough fingersOf the world- The Dream Keeper, pg. 39* * *Hold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow.- Dreams, pg. 44* * *The calm,Cool face of the riverAsked me for a kiss.- Suicide's Note, pg. 57* * *Wear itLike a bannerFor the proud -Not like a shroud.Wear itLike a songSoaring high -Not moan or cry.- Colour, pg. 73* * *I, too, sing America.I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company comes,But I laugh,And eat well,And grow strong.Tomorrow,I'll be at the tableWhen company comes.Nobody'll dareSay to me,"Eat in the kitchen,"Then.Besides,They'll see how beautiful I amAnd be ashamed -I, too, am America.- I, Too, pg. 74