Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This just happened



I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed —

I, too, am America.

      — Langston Hughes

4 comments:

Jacelle said...

Wow. Fitting for the day. Beautiful. Well placed.

Heidi said...

Did you know he is one of my fave poets? Nicely done Doug!!! XOXO

doug said...

Mine too!

Spenc said...

Is it bad that the only thing that comes to my mind when I see the name "Langston Hughes" is "La Vie Boheme"??!

Literary Fail.