Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Nor darkness–
Being walkers with the sun and morning.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Langston Hughes's poem Walkers With The Dawn


  1. Marty says:

    Don’t you posters get it? This poem is about slaves knowing about sunrise and sunset because of working in the fields. It’s neither cool, sweet, or pleasant for them to rise at sunrise.

  2. Ashley (Akane) says:

    his poetry is so cool!! good thing i know english

  3. Alistair says:

    This one sure “spoke to my condition” as the Quakers say. I have been walking with the sunrise almost every morning for years…It supports me through the tough times of family disfunction, middle age, career loss, and a persistent depressive disorder. Life is All!

  4. shawn says:

    This poem was short but sweet I realy enjoy his poetry.

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