I 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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Langston Hughes's poem Quiet Girl


  1. Justin,Zhang says:

    @Jousalte from China
    Shame on you. Nobody have responsibility to make you understand it. If you couldn’t get it by your own mind, plz give it up and stop talking in rude words.

    • Anabelle says:

      Shame on us, shame on you that we are asking for help and what you are basically saying is that the person who doesn’t understand the poem is dumb.
      You are such an idiot

    • dinglberry says:

      thiz iz fun to read out loud in front of my clazz

  2. Alan Graham says:

    great poem. it was short, but a lovely poem. I wish more poems were like this.

  3. Petcharin says:

    Acording to The Quiet girl of Hughes he is saying about the girl is found in his dream who is alive.He tells his feeling righ time in his lonelyness.

  4. Crazy says:

    Hmm, Amanda, I hope you are a poet who knows to put a ‘ in I’m.

  5. armando says:

    It fits my life!

  6. Amanda says:

    this poem is nice im a poet my self

  7. Amy Jentzsch says:

    There is a different type of beauty in the deep stillness of the dark night — Hughes is saying the beauty of this girl is found in her quiet ways. Only
    her eyes betray her shimmering soul. Her “songs” (whether sung aloud or merely kept in her head — I
    like to think this refers to her personal anthems)form his dreams.

  8. dh says:

    the poem was good but it could of been better if I could understand it.

  9. alibaba says:

    This poem is beautiful because of how Hughes describes the girls beuty and how the stars are there because she exists

  10. jaonna says:

    HI my name is Jaonna Woodard and i live in California i just wanted to let you now that your poem was smal but perfect keep up the ood work

  11. Kalpesh Patel says:

    i love this poet..Langston Hughes..is such as good author..” dark night without Girl”…your eyes Emphasize the beauti of her eyes..

  12. Jousalte says:

    I have been looking 4-better understanding withing the poems but everytime I check “comments” It’s bu$%^**t because all comments are about “It is so good!, it touched me so deep!, etc. They never explain why it is so good. I think comments are for commenting what u’ve learned out of this, what is your understanding, dissapointment, conclusion, etc. So, come on people be real! We all know these poems are good so don’t be redundant. *don’t pay attention to my spelling, it’s not important*

  13. Amber Funches says:

    i love it but to me i think that it sounds like a guy is desperate for anything.

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