Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015

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Thank you to Silver Threading for hosting this event.

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I selected Langston Hughes for this week’s writer’s quote:

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Born on February 1, 1902, Hughes first poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” published in 1921; and, his last poem, “Panther and the Lash,” posthumously published in 1967.

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2002 – The United States Postal Service Added the Image of Langston Hughes to its Black Heritage Series of Postage Stamps

For over four decades, Hughes’ portrayed the life of Blacks in America through:

  • Poetry
  • Novels
  • Short Stories,
  • Non-Fiction Books
  • Plays
  • Children’s Books

One of my favorite poems is “I Dream A World.”

I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom’s way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind

Of such I dream, my world.

I continue to dream that one day, despite our gender, ethnic, religious and cultural differences, we all will live together in peace, joy and happiness.

7 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015

  1. Love Langston Huges poetry!! Gave this one to my son when he was still quite young..

    Dream Variations

    To fling my arms wide
    In some place of the sun,
    To whirl and to dance
    Till the white day is done.
    Then rest at cool evening
    Beneath a tall tree
    While night comes on gently,
    Dark like me-
    That is my dream!

    To fling my arms wide
    In the face of the sun,
    Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
    Till the quick day is done.
    Rest at pale evening…
    A tall, slim tree…
    Night coming tenderly
    Black like me.

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  3. Thank you. I continue to dream the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “One day my four children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.” Sadly, I look at the American news today and wonder if his dream will ever come true. I am not feeling to good about what’s in store for my grandchildren. But, I will continue to use my voice to bring about change.

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