Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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



  1. such great prose. the kind of writing that puts you in the moment, era, place, this night. awesome. thanks for the comment, but are you serious? i never thought anyone would think that of my blog. i merely have the same ol' info and plain ol' images from fashion photographers i admire. i have no tricks up my sleeve...haha but thank you!

  2. Beautiful. It's even more vivid when you know the New York City streets. Langston Hughes remains one of the most proliphic writers of the 20th century.