Langston Hughes in 1925
My Loves
by Langston Hughes
[first published in the May 1922 issue of Crisis]

I love to see the big white moon,
    A-shining in the sky;
I love to see the little stars,
    When the shadow clouds go by.

I love the rain drops falling
    On my roof-top in the night;
I love the soft wind’s sighing,
    Before the dawn’s gray light.

I love the deepness of the blue,
    In my Lord’s heaven above;
But better than all these things I think,
    I love my lady love. 

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