African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Langston Hughes, "An April Rain Song" (1921)

LET the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
With silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
With its pitty-pat.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep tune
On our roof at night,
And I love the rain.

Published in The Brownies' Book, April 1921

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