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The Simple Things - - WEEKEND AWAY -

James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902–1967) was an Amer­i­can poet, so­cial ac­tivist, play­wright and one of the lead­ers of the Har­lem Re­nais­sance in New York. His po­etry often draws on the rhythms of jazz and blues, and there is a lovely mu­si­cal­ity to this poem about April’s show­ery days.

‘April Rain Song’ from The Col­lected Po­ems of Langston Hughes (Vin­tage Clas­sics)

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