Langston Hughes. Poet and Community Helper. Langston Hughes.
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Poet and Community Helper
LANGSTON HUGHES, became part of the Harlem Renaissance and was known during his lifetime as "the poet laureate of Harlem.” His poems, which tell of the joys and miseries of the ordinary black man in America, have been widely translated.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-- and then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load
Or does it just explode?
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.
Let the rain kiss youLet the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid dropsLet the rain sing you a lullabyThe rain makes still pools on the sidewalkThe rain makes running pools in the gutterThe rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at nightAnd I love the rain.
He write a best seller called
Simple Speaks His Mind. He also write a play
that ran on Broadway. He died in 1967.