The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)

by Langston Hughes

ISBN: 9780679764083

Publisher Vintage

Published in Literature & Fiction/Poetry

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Juke Box Love Song

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.


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