Friday, February 01, 2008
Today is the birthday of Langston Hughes: February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967. Here's what I posted last year for his birthday: Reviews of Visiting Langston and Coming Home.
Here's a haiku I wrote about him last year.
More links for his biography and several poems online:
Gale Group biography
Modern American Poetry articles
"Winter Moon" is a poem of his that I love so much and am thinking of today. I used to have a poster of it up in my first grade classroom and we all memorized it. It is a wonderful poem for beginner readers to learn. I took this picture while sharing the poem with my boys. Read "Winter Moon" online here. (scroll down the page)
The Friday Poetry round up is at Karen Edminsten's place today.