Quiet GirlBy Langston HughesI would liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sleep without dreams
Were it not for your songs.
Q is for Quiet Girl
American poet and playwright Langston Hughes (1902-1967) became known as a columnist, a social activist and a wordsmith. His writings were popularly associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s.
Hughes’ most famous works include Black Nativity, The Dream Keeper, Let America Be America Again, Not Without Laughter, Shakespeare in Harlem, and The Weary Blues.
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