Monday, June 29, 2009

share a poem

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. Could kiss. What a good poem. Goes along so well with that photo of you and I standing on the subway platform at 125th in front of the sign. LOL! Great college memories!

  2. Shanda7:39 PM

    Such a gorgeous poem!

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