The poem of the day for today’s Black History Month Langston Hughes celebration is “Blue Monday.” During February each year, people all across the United States celebrate Black History Month. Things are no different here at Janeane’s World. This month I am copying an idea I got from my friend Pammy Pam over at An Unconventional Librarian and I am devoting the entire month to the poems of my favorite author and poet, Langston Hughes. I will share a poem a day for the entire month.
You may ask what place does poetry or celebrations of Black History month have in this blog that was created to encourage, inspire and motivate women to be their best at work and home. I would answer that I am an African-American woman so black history is my history and when you understand and appreciate it, you come closer to understanding and appreciating me. I would also answer that poetry, like all forms of artistic expression fuels our passions, gives us hope makes us think and makes our lives richer and better.
No use in my going
Downtown to work today,
And it’s marked down that-a-way,
Fun to sport around.
But no use denying-
Monday’ll get you down.
That old blue Monday
Will surely get you down.
Here is a video of my interpretation and thoughts on Blue Monday. If you feel adventuresome, get out your camera, smartphone or tablet and make a video of your own! Send it to me at email@example.com .