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Langston Hughes, "Poem" ("The Night is Beautiful...") (1923)
12022-01-06T10:14:07-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132plain2022-07-11T11:41:10-04:0008/01/1923Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1The night is beautiful, So the faces of my people.
The stars are beautiful, So the eyes of my people.
Beautiful, also, is the sun. Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.
Published in The Crisis, August 1923 Also published in The Weary Blues, 1926