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

Langston Hughes, "Sea Charm" (1925)

Sea charm
The sea's own children
Do not understand.
They know
But that the sea is strong
Like God's hand.
They know
But that sea wind is sweet
Like God's breath,
And that the sea holds
A wide, deep death.

Published in Survey Graphic, March 1925
Published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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