Shout-out to Langston

Complete with my favorite poem, “Juke Box Love Song”

An Etsy Wedding: Harlem Renaissance

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue busses,
Taxis, subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem’s heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat,
Put it on a record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play,
Dance with you till day–
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.
[Langston Hughes, “Juke Box Love Song,” Montage of a Dream Deferred]

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