Because life ain't got but two speeds worth using...
I, too, sing America.I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company comes,But I laugh,And eat well,And grow strong.Tomorrow,I'll be at the tableWhen company comes.Nobody'll dareSay to me,"Eat in the kitchen,"Then.Besides,They'll see how beautiful I amAnd be ashamed--I, too, am America.
I've got a couple of Hughes's collections. Very fine poetic sensibility.
ah ha...that's hilarious that you chose that poem to post online...I am working on this Transcription Training (which I *just* completed)and one of the lectures was about that poem. I had never heard it before. I like it! And they didn't tell me who wrote it and being the troglodyte that I am, I didn't know...so now I do! Funny how things work sometimes...(c:
Hughes is one of America's best poets, and his choice of topics was so evocative! But my favorite poem of his still remains "Dream Deferred."
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