Monday, April 12, 2010

Catch - Langston Hughes

Big Boy came
Carrying a mermaid
On his shoulders
And the mermaid
Had her tail
CurvedBeneath his arm.

Being a fisher boy,
He'd found a fish
To carry -
Half fish,
Half girl
To marry.

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) wrote novels, short stories and plays but he is best known for his poems depicting both black life in America from the '20 through the '60s. He presented the full range of African-American life; the humor, the tragedy, the joy and the pain.

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