Midnight Dancer, by Langston Hughes

25 November 2012

(To a Black Dancer in the Little Savoy)

Wine-maiden
Of the jazz-tuned night
Lips
Sweet as purple dew,
Breasts
Like the pillows of all sweet dreams,
Who crushed
The grapes of joy
And dripped the juice
On you?

[Read in Vintage Hughes. Ripped from http://tenthltr2u.wordpress.com/2007/11/26/midnight-dancer-to-a-black-dancer-in-the-little-savoy/.]

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2 Responses to “Midnight Dancer, by Langston Hughes”


  1. Can’t believe I’ve only just found this blog – such a good choice of poems, and such a good idea!


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