The Negro Speaks of Rivers Langston Hughes I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. AdvertisementsRead more "The Negro Speaks of Rivers, by Langston Hughes"
Strange Fruit (Abel Meeropol) Southern trees bear strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.Read more "Strange Fruit, by Abel Meeropol"
My People Langston Hughes The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people. The stars are beautiful, So the eyes of my people. Beautiful, also, is the sun. Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.Read more "My People, by Langhston Hughes"
FIRE AND ICE (Robert Frost) Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would […]Read more "Fire and Ice"