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

Langston Hughes, "Fascination" (1924)

Her teeth are as white as the meat of an apple,
Her lips are like dark ripe plums.
I love her.
Her hair is a midnight mass, a dusky aurora.
I love her.
And because her skin is the brown of an oak leaf in autumn, but a softer color,
I want to kiss her.

Published in The Crisis, June 1924

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