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

Langston Hughes, "Jazz Girl" (1927)

Langston Hughes

Remember that song
About the winds in the trees
Singing me pretty melodies?
Was nice, wasn’t it?

Hear that violin?
Say, Buddy, you know
It’s spring in the country
Where flowers grow.

Play, jazz band!
I’m tired. — O, gee!
Sure, go ahead,
Buy a drink for me. 

Published in Black Opals, Spring 1927

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