Tuesday, November 06, 2007

whatapoem drivethrough


Juke Box Love Song

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem's heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day--
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

Langston Hughes

6 comments:

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Dawn-diggity, your scope never ceases to amaze me! xoxo Andie

A bird in the hand said...

You feed the nostalgia I've been feeling lately. xoxo

Ginni Dee said...

Your eclectic-city is amazing! :)

♥♥♥♥♥ said...

oh i just ♥ langston hughes's words.

good stuff! *grin*

fiwa said...

And for your love song tone their rumble down. I love it. whatagirl. ;)

Scheherazaad said...

You have just reminded me of why I think that Langston is the greatest writer of the twentieth century.