Langston Hughes is one of my favorite American poets. For many years now, I do my best to keep his poetry alive and remembered every February 1st to honor the poet on his birthday, and to kick off Black History Month on a good tone for myself, and others.
On this rainy day in Glendale, Arizona, I offer you Hughes’ April Rain Song, and wish you all a Happy Langston Hughes Birthday.
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.