African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital AnthologyMain MenuBy Author"The Crisis": a Collection of PoemsThe Crisis TagLangston Hughes, "The Weary Blues" (full text) (1926)Countee Cullen, "Color" (1925)Full text of book of poetry published by Countee Cullen, 1925Claude McKay, "Harlem Shadows" (1922)Georgia Douglas Johnson, "Bronze" (Full Text) (1922)Full text of Georgia Douglas Johnson's "Bronze," with a Preface by W.E.B. Du Bois"The Book of American Negro Poetry" (1922) Ed. James W. Johnson"The New Negro: an Interpretation." Anthology Edited by Alain Locke (1925)Other Poets: full text collectionsAmardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
Disillusion by Langston Hughes
12022-01-06T10:32:27-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132plain2022-01-14T09:40:02-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1I would be simple again, Simple and clean Like the earth, Like the rain, Nor ever know, Dark Harlem, The wild laughter Of your mirth Nor the salt tears Of your pain. Be kind to me, Oh, great dark city. Let me forget. I will not come To you again.