Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)
Source: April Rain Song, 1902 – 1967
Contributed by: Zaady
Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.
I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe.
Source: American Heartbreak, 1951
Negro blood is sure powerful - because just one drop of black blood makes a colored man. One drop - you are a Negro! . . . Black is powerful.
Source: Simple Takes a Wife, 1953
Rest a pale evening . . . A tall slim tree . . . Night coming tenderly Black like me.
Source: Dream Variations, 1926
I will not take "but" for an answer.
Wear it Like a banner For the proud- Not like a shroud.
Source: Color, 1943
Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
Source: Harlem, 1951
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