I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem’s heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day–
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Langston Hughes's poem Juke Box Love Song


  1. C. Teddy says:

    I could slow dance to this….

  2. Becca says:

    This poem is absolulty wonderful

  3. vicky says:

    I think this is a very beatiful poem it reminds me of… nevermind very good poem

  4. Abbie says:

    I have to memorize this poem for english class and I am glad I chose this one.

  5. victorious says:

    this a beautiful poem that made my senses tingle with excitement. i really felt the love that was shared between bodies. its reassuring to know that a man can feel this way about a woman and be willing to give her everything she desires!!! 1luv 2 all. evrybody stay beautiful.

  6. majestic powell says:

    this poem was da buisness it made me wish i was that harlem gurl

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