Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!

Hughes was an american poet that was one of the first to delve into what is now called Jazz poetry. Jazz poetry is a rhythmic poems that come in various forms and sounds, much like the music it shares a name with. He was one of the leaders of Harlem Renaissance, also known as the “New Negro Movement”.  A favorite of mine is “Helen Keller”-

She,
In the dark,
Found light
Brighter than many ever see.
She,
Within herself,
Found loveliness,
Through the soul’s own mastery.
And now the world receives
From her dower:
The message of the strength
Of inner power.

-Langston Hughes

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