April’s Words

It’s an earth song,—
And I’ve been waiting long for an earth song. 
It’s a spring song,—
And I’ve been waiting long for a spring song. 
    Strong as the shoots of a new plant 
    Strong as the bursting of new buds
    Strong as the coming of the first child from its mother’s womb. 
It’s an earth song, 
A body song, 
A spring song, 
I have been waiting long for this spring song. 

An Earth Song | Langston Hughes

(photograph by  Harry Gruyaert via Miss Moss)

7 thoughts on “April’s Words

  • Reply Samantha April 9, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    LaTonya!! I was so excited to come here two days ago and see a new (yellow!) post. I hope the time away was whatever it needed to be for you. Happy April <3

    • Reply latonya April 10, 2022 at 11:35 am

      Thank you Samantha! I’m uncertain of any consistency. But please sign up for my substack where I am lately more so (along with @_themaehouse ) sending so much love and thank you

      • Reply Samantha April 10, 2022 at 10:12 pm

        Oh yes, I am very much subscribed. <3

  • Reply Kay April 10, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Love it!

    • Reply latonya June 3, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      thank you, kay!

  • Reply Victoria-Riza May 22, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Beautiful photo. Beautiful poem. I’ve been craving your writing lately. Guess I gotta look into this Substack!

    • Reply latonya June 3, 2022 at 12:22 pm


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