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

Langston Hughes, "Long Trip" (1926)

The sea is a wilderness of waves,
A desert of water.
We dip and dive,
Rise and roll,
Hide and are hidden
On the sea.
   Day, night,
   Night, day,
The sea is a desert of waves,
A wilderness of water.

Published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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