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  1. I just love Langston Hughes’ poetry. I also like Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou, whenever I read it I feel smart, proud, sexy and ALL THAT!!!!

  2. Wow, I have not read any of Hughes poetry in a very long time. Thanks for sharing those, I need to introduce my son to them 🙂

  3. Langston Hughes is my FAVORITE! Since I got my Kindle I don’t buy a lot of “real books” but I am buying a new collection of his poetry because my copy is getting so ragged from use. I am glad I gave you an opportunity to remember something good.

  4. This bought me back to grade school. I went to a Multi-cultural private school and we had to learn a Langston Hughes poem every year. They are still my favorite memories of school.

  5. Mother to Son, is my favorite poem ever! I just identify with it so much, keep moving, keep going no matter what.

  6. What do you mean the Schykill River is not glorious??? LOL

    Thanks for shining the light on Poetry month. I was unaware.

    Mother to Son is very inspiring!!!

  7. Ooooohhhhh. Tracy that sounds exciting. Please make sure you share some of your creations!

  8. I haven’t read Mother to Son in soooo long! Wow, I think I’m a little inspired now. I think I’ll celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a couple of my own!

  9. It’s been far too long since I read poetry. I think I shall celebrate April by breaking out my Charles Bukowski collections.

  10. Langston Hughes is one of my favorites from high school. I was blessed to have an English teacher interested in focusing on all the greats of literature.

  11. That boy was fortunate he had a wonderful and creative teacher like you who was able to work and find ways to reach him!

  12. Langston Hughes is special to me, too. When I was teaching 2nd grade, there was a boy I sometimes had difficulty reaching…but I found he loved the “beat” created by reading Hughes’ poems aloud…so I did a lot of that over the course of that year!

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