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

Langston Hughes, "Poem" ("The Night is Beautiful...") (1923)

The 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

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