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

Langston Hughes, "Troubled Woman" (1926)

She stands
In the quiet darkness,
This troubled woman,
Bowed by
Weariness and pain,
Like an
Autumn flower
In the frozen rain.
Like a
Wind-blown autumn flower
That never lifts its head

Published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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