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

Langston Hughes, "Young Bride" (1925)

They say she died,--
Although I do not know,
They say she died of grief
And in the earth-dark arms of Death
Sought calm relief,
And rest from pain of love
In loveless sleep.

Published in The Crisis, October 1925
Also published in The Weary Blues, 1926

 

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