Treasure Island

Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Cultural Exchange


In the Quarter of the Negroes
Where the doors are doors of paper
Dust of dingy atoms
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  • Patricia Grantham (4/24/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    Truly a great and exceptional write. His use of language
    back in the day plus lines laced with simplicity
    is authentic. Powerful words yet softens the senses.
    A gifted read. (Report) Reply

  • Simone Callender-lindo (4/29/2013 4:58:00 PM)

    Absolutely amazing. The poem speaks of the African-American soprano Mary Violet Leontyne Price. As i always say Langston Hughes is so deep, he plays on words and even uses a foreign language (German) . His social commentary of the time was eloquently done. I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • grame peele (11/17/2011 4:09:00 AM)

    the best poem i have ever read in my life on the theme of poverty and discrimination (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Marston (12/6/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    open conversations
    fluttering hearts
    suddenly a lingering sensation
    a smack that smarts

    A key is unearthed
    a door unlocked '
    a memory long forgotten
    is given new birth

    we see where we've been
    we look at the past
    and suddenly our sins
    have a root at last

    so it begins (Report) Reply

  • Ema B (11/3/2009 5:12:00 AM)

    your so awesome, loved this poem was a great eye opener! (Report) Reply

  • Sophia Pone (1/25/2008 9:49:00 AM)

    YOU ROCK! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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