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

  • Rookie - 409 Points Jack Phillips (10/20/2015 10:02:00 AM)

    love all of his poems (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie MZ. RED S. (10/8/2015 10:27:00 AM)

    Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,392 Points Asit Kumar Sanyal (8/2/2015 5:38:00 AM)

    Simple, Sweet and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,398 Points Edgar Stevens (7/2/2015 9:12:00 AM)

    Once april comes we fly (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 161 Points Lisbon Tawanda Chigwenjere (5/13/2015 3:40:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 60 Points Samara Scott (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

  • Rookie Valerie Lee (4/12/2015 9:39:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 5,579 Points John Richter (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

  • Freshman - 826 Points 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

  • Rookie Luna Hamltin (2/10/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    I love love love the rain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Celia Johnston (5/29/2013 6:28:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie Seon King (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

  • Rookie Seon King (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Seon King (4/29/2013 7:36:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 55 Points Jackie Osae (4/26/2013 4:33:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Brianna James (4/23/2013 12:13:00 PM)

    Rain sin't a criminal
    It brings the beuty of spring
    Flowers of blue and yellow
    Green and orange
    Pink and purple
    The rain brings those colors to life
    To let our eyes look at the beauty (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (12/27/2012 3:55:00 PM)

    This poem speaks to those of those who are bored with being told it's a horrid day because it's raining.
    I've often taken comfort in the rain, its sound especially. In a cold climate its touch is less pleasing.
    To Hayley M: All your carping does, is expose your own limitations. Poetry doesn't have to be frenzied. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohit Soni (4/24/2012 6:51:00 AM)

    So simple yet so amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,483 Points Shahzia Batool (2/26/2012 12:06:00 PM)

    The best thing of this poem is its culminating point...the is the master of compression... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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