Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

April Rain Song - Poem by Langston Hughes

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.


Comments about April Rain Song by Langston Hughes

  • (9/23/2016 6:19:00 AM)


    Iove the rain too (Report) Reply

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  • (8/17/2016 3:08:00 PM)


    A simple, sweet, innocent nudge into a familiar day dream. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/16/2016 10:54:00 PM)


    The rain makes running pools in the gutter
    The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
    And I love the rain.

    Rain here is a symbol of purity and happiness.
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  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (2/13/2016 6:00:00 AM)


    simple yet beautiful lines (Report) Reply

  • Jack Phillips (10/20/2015 10:02:00 AM)


    love all of his poems (Report) Reply

  • (10/8/2015 10:27:00 AM)


    Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Asit Kumar Sanyal (8/2/2015 5:38:00 AM)


    Simple, Sweet and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens (7/2/2015 9:12:00 AM)


    Once april comes we fly (Report) Reply

  • Lisbon Tawanda Chigwenjere (5/13/2015 3:40:00 AM)


    wow, so simple yet so beautiful. I love the rain! (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2015 10:54:00 PM)


    I never thought of rain in that manner. I never really cared for it only because I had a personal vibe of discomfort whenever it rained, but this was absolutely beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2015 9:39:00 PM)


    Let the rain kiss Taiwan in April...beautiful (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2015 3:05:00 PM)


    Incredibly simplistic portrayal of something we have all come to know intimately, and probably developed fond memories of some moment we shared with someone else - or someone elses - in the rain. I first learned about Langston here at PH, instantly falling in love with his style and ability to strike chords deep inside of me, as this poem does so incredibly well.... Thank you PH... I might even repost this one on my own blog... (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/15/2014 7:51:00 PM)


    Love the rain too and the musical sound on the tin roof while trying to sleep. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2014 12:39:00 PM)


    I love love love the rain (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Plummer (1/16/2014 12:55:00 AM)


    I love the rain, I love the feeling, the looks, the sound and smell. I was born in April & Langston described it oh so well! (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2013 6:28:00 PM)


    rain
    they say
    is the enemy
    It brings sadness
    it is the tears of God
    But could very well be tears of joy
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2013 7:38:00 AM)


    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it rain rain come again any day i want to play rain rain come again hurrayyyyyyyy (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)


    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)


    ahh i love it so much oh god raining my faviorite day i miss it (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2013 4:33:00 AM)


    Wow! its raining at my place right now in April. I love this feeling (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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