Poem #6: Harlem by Langston Hughes

As a reminder, April is National Poetry Month in the US.  Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was an American poet and novelist. He is known for his portrayal of African-American life especially during the Harlem Renaissance period.


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?

You can find out more about him and other poets at Poets.org.
Add to DeliciousAdd to DiggAdd to FaceBookAdd to Google BookmarkAdd to NewsvineAdd to RedditAdd to StumbleUponAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Twitter



Comments are closed.