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

Langston Hughes, "Young Singer" (1923)

One who sings "chansons vulgaires"
In a Harlem cellar
Where the jazz-band plays
From dark to dawn
Would not understand
Should you tell her
That she is like a nymph
For some wild faun.

Published in The Crisis, August 1923
Also published in The Weary Blues, 1926

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