Poetry Month: April Rain Song (Hughes)

April Rain Song

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, from Collected Poems

Red Hot Jazz has a bio of Hughes, and you can hear him read “I, Too” on YouTube.

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