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

Langston Hughes, "To the Dark Mercedes of 'El Palacio de Amor'" (1926)

Mercedes is a jungle-lily in a death house.
Mercedes is a doomed star.
Mercedes is a charnel rose.
Go where gold
Will fall at the feet of your beauty,
Go where they will pay you well
For your loveliness.

Published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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