Dream Variations

By LANGSTON HUGHES  (1902-1967)

 

To fling my arms wide

In some place of the sun,

To whirl and to dance

Till the white day is done.

Then rest at cool evening

Beneath a tall tree

While night comes on gently,

Dark like me -

That is my dream!

 

To fling my arms wide

In the face of the sun,

Dance! Whirl! Whirl!

Till the quick day is done.

Rest at pale evening. . .

A tall, slim tree. . .

Night coming tenderly

Black like me.