Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Langston Hughes: Poet To Bigot

I have done so little
For you,
And you have done so little
For me,
That we have good reason
Never to agree.


I, however,
Have such meagre
Power,
Clutching at a
Moment,
While you control
An hour.


But your hour is
A stone.


My moment is
A flower.


With all the poetry I have been trying to do, by different poets I love, I could not believe I had not put a Langston Hughes poem in here! He is one of my all time favorites and was a great human being along with it. I think this poem proves that sometimes short is sweetest. The image is of a terrazzo and brass African cosmogram titled Rivers, it is on the floor in front of the Langston Hughes auditorium in Harlem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes


2 comments:

Aggie said...

Nice!

Devin said...

Thanks for stopping by Aggie-I have always enjoyed this little gem too!