Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Poems of Langston Hughes

41. Let America be America Again 1/3/2003
42. Life Is Fine 1/3/2003
43. Lincoln Monument: Washington 3/29/2010
44. Lonesome Place 3/27/2010
45. Love Song for Lucinda 1/3/2003
46. Madam and Her Madam 1/3/2003
47. Madam and the Census Man 3/27/2010
48. Madam and the Phone Bill 1/3/2003
49. Madam and The Rent Man 3/27/2010
50. Madam's Past History 3/27/2010
51. Me And The Mule 3/27/2010
52. Merry-Go-Round 1/3/2003
53. Minstrel Man 1/3/2003
54. Morning After 3/27/2010
55. Mother to Son 1/3/2003
56. Motto 3/27/2010
57. My People 1/3/2003
58. Negro Dancers 3/27/2010
59. Negro Speaks of Rivers 1/3/2003
60. Night Funeral in Harlem 1/3/2003

Life Is Fine

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

[Hata Bildir]