POETRY IS LIKE TAKING A DEEP BREATH

Monday, 16 September 2013

HARLEM (2)





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 explode?



Langston Hughes
1902-1967

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.



3 comments:

  1. The older I get, the deeper his truth!

    Aloha with thanks, Friko

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  2. Keep on dreaming ... train yourself to dream on ... good ...

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