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Langston Hughes - Daybreak In Alabama

When I get to be a composer
I'm gonna write me some music about
Daybreak in Alabama
And I'm gonna put the purtiest songs in it
Rising out of the ground like a swamp mist
And falling out of heaven like soft dew.
I'm gonna put some tall tall trees in it
And the scent of pine needles
And the smell of red clay after rain
And long red necks
And poppy colored faces
And big brown arms
And the field daisy eyes
Of black and white black white black people
And I'm gonna put white hands
And black hands and brown and yellow hands
And red clay earth hands in it
Touching everybody with kind fingers
And touching each other natural as dew
In that dawn of music when I
Get to be a composer
And write about daybreak
In Alabama.

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Daybreak In Alabama

Comment 12 of 12, added on June 2nd, 2013 at 2:04 AM.
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That hits the target dead cenetr! Great answer!

Denim from Lebanon
Comment 11 of 12, added on June 2nd, 2013 at 2:04 AM.
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Great hamemr of Thor, that is powerfully helpful!

Dasia from Andorra
Comment 10 of 12, added on October 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 PM.
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I didn't like this poem at first but i got better as i read it. the feel the world should be all equal in sense that blacks and whites and etc are treated the same.

Tyler Brown from United States

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