African American Poetry (1870-1927): A Digital Anthology

Langston Hughes, "Water-Front Streets" (1926)

The spring is not so beautiful there,--
   But dream ships sail away
To where the spring is wondrous rare
   And life is gay.

The spring is not so beautiful there,--
   But lads put out to sea
Who carry beauties in their hearts
   And dreams, like me.

Published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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