Langston Hughes


'Song for a Dark Girl'

Way Down South in the Dixie

(Break the heart of me)

They hung my black young lover

To a cross roads tree.

Way Down South in Dixie

(Bruised body high in air)

I asked the white Lord Jesus

What was the use of prayer.

Way Down South in DIxie

(Break the heart of me)

Love is a naked shadow

On a gnarled and naked tree.

Written by Langston Hughes (1927)

I think that the poem 'Song for a dark girl is a form of good and bad  love. Hughes makes apoint to repeat "way down south in dixie" to let the reader know where this poem take place.The poem itself sounds bad but when you read on its shows the courage and the love he put up for is race .The woamn watch as is body hung as in referance to Jesus Christ when he was nailed to the cross. This poem reflects on how we have sarcifice for years, only o be free.