Thursday, July 02, 2020

Poetry Friday: "I, Too" by Langston Hughes



I, Too
by Langston Hughes

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
....
(Read the rest here, at The Poetry Foundation.)

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10 comments:

Michelle Kogan said...

Thanks Karen, for sharing Langston Hughes' resonating song/voice of America!

Linda Mitchell said...

One of my favorites! I love sharing this poem with middle schoolers...or anyone, really. Thanks for sharing this.

penelope said...

Oh yes :-) excellent choice, Karen.

Bridget Magee said...

One of my favorite Hughes' poems of all time. Perfect for tomorrow's holiday. :)

Janice Scully said...

I love this poem. I just read it the other day and is perfect for today's post. Such hope in it, and defiance, too.

Mary Lee said...

Yes. This one, and Let America be America Again.

laurasalas said...

Perfect poem for this weekend!

Linda said...

One of my favorites!

Molly Hogan said...

I've turned to this poem several times lately. It's the perfect choice for this holiday weekend. Thanks!

JAN GODOWN ANNINO said...

I always am ashamed for the experience that prompted this heartfelt moan & am amazed at the grace & beautiful soul summoning true hope expressed, within. Appreciations for
remembering Langston Hughes, Karen.