Poem for a Rainy Day
Although April is still a few weeks away, this poem seemed fitting for a rainy March Day. Langston Hughes spent much of his life in Europe, but according to an Associated Press article: “For the last two, extraordinarily prolific decades of his life, Langston Hughes turned out some of his most celebrated work on the third floor of the brownstone at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem.”
April Rain Song
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.
— Langston Hughes
Photo by JM.