Departures in Poetry 3: I, Too by Langston Hughes

You can’t go wrong with a little Langston Hughes.

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5 thoughts on “Departures in Poetry 3: I, Too by Langston Hughes

  1. awesome!
    can i leave my fave by Mr. Hughes?

    Mother to Son

    Well, son, I’ll tell you:
    Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
    It’s had tacks in it,
    And splinters,
    And boards torn up,
    And places with no carpet on the floor –
    Bare.
    But all the time,
    I’se been a-climbin’ on,
    And reachin’ landin’s,
    And turnin’ corners,
    And sometimes goin’ in the dark
    Where there ain’t been no light.
    So boy, don’t you turn back.
    Don’t you set down on the steps
    ‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
    Don’t you fall now-
    For I’se still goin’, honey,
    I’se still climbin’,
    And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

  2. Marcela says:

    Hello there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    go over the same topics? Many thanks!

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