Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967), Joplin, Missouri, an american poet that had an impact on the hard times of the African-Americans who were in america. He was well known as the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. His first poem was, The Negro Speaks of Rivers.  

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.

Langston Hughes

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