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“Looks like what drives me crazy
Don't have no effect on you--
But I'm gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Out of love,
No regrets--
Though the goodness
Be wasted forever.

Out of love,
No regrets--
Though the return
Be never.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“The sea is a desert of waves,
A wilderness of water.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“I will take your heart.
I will take your soul out of your body
As though I were God.
I will not be satisfied
With the little words you say to me.
I will not be satisfied
With the touch of your hand
Nor the sweet of your lips alone.
I will take your heart for mine.
I will take your soul.
I will be God when it comes to you.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Tell all my mourners
To mourn in red-
Cause there ain't no sense
In my bein' dead.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Island

Wave of sorrow,
Do not drown me now:

I see the island
Still ahead somehow.

I see the island
And its sands are fair:

Wave of sorrow,
Take me there.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
tags: island
“The speaker catches fire
looking at their faces.
His words
jump down to stand
in listener's places.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Final Curve

When you turn the corner
And you run into yourself
Then you know that you have turned
All the corners that are left”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Joe has sense enough to know
He is a god.
So many gods don't know.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Consider me,
Descended also
From the
Mystery.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“I'm like that old mule-
Black- and don't give a damn!
You got to take me
Like I am.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“You are white-
Yet a part of me as I am a part of you.
That's American....

AsI learn from you,
I guess you learn from me-
Although you're older-and white-
And somewhat more free.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Hell no! It's time to talk back now!
History says it's time”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems
“Fact:

There’s been an eagle on a nickel,
An eagle on a quarter, too.
But there ain’t no eagle
On a dime.”
Langston Hughes , Selected Poems
tags: poetry
“And then the wall rose, Rose slowly, Slowly, Between me and my dream. Rose slowly, slowly, Dimming, Hiding, The light of my dream. Rose until it touched the sky— The wall.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
“Gather up In the arms of your love— Those who expect No love from above.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
“What shall I tell my children?...You tell me-
'Cause freedom ain't freedom when a man ain't free.”
Langston Hughes, Selected Poems