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

Langston Hughes, "Troubled Women" (1925)

She stands 
In the quiet darkness,
This troubled woman,
Bowed by 
Weariness and pain,
Like an 
Autumn flower
In the frozen rain.
Like a
Wind-blown autumn flower
That never lifts its head

Published in Opportunity, February 1925

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