It is too hard to choose a single poem by the virtuosic Langston Hughes, so here are two short ones, originally from his MONTAGE OF A DREAM DEFERRED.
Excerpt from SELECTED POEMS OF LANGSTON HUGHES. Copyright © 1959 by Langston Hughes. Copyright © renewed 1987 by George Houston Bass, Surviving Executor of the Estate of Langston Hughes, Deceased. Excerpted by permission of Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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