Langston Hughes

Be Inspired: 02.01.15

So inspired this morning! I’m so glad to have discovered this poem. My world, too! Thanks Google for honoring him with a Doodle. Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! Today would have been his 113th.

I Dream a World

by Langton Hughes

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!

From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994), p. 311.

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