The Scamp and Jazzonia

Langston Hughes - sentado a la maquina de escribir

In honor of Langston Hughes’ 113th birthday, enjoy a little Jazzonia 

Oh, silver tree!
Oh, shining rivers of the soul!

In a Harlem cabaret
Six long-headed jazzers play.
A dancing girl whose eyes are bold
Lifts high a dress of silken gold.

Oh, singing tree!
Oh, shining rivers of the soul!

Were Eve’s eyes
In the first garden
Just a bit too bold?
Was Cleopatra gorgeous
In a gown of gold?

Oh, shining tree!
Oh, silver rivers of the soul!

In a whirling cabaret
Six long-headed jazzers play.

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2 comments

  1. Mom · February 1, 2015

    One of my favorites!!!

  2. Pingback: African American poet Langston Hughes 113th birthday | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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