Georgia Dusk


"Georgia Dusk" is the first song of John Stone's song cycle Daybreak in Alabama: A Langston Hughes Song Cycle.

Georgia Dusk
by Langston Hughes

Sometimes there’s a wind in the Georgia dusk
That cries and cries and cries
Its lonely pity through the Georgia dusk
Veiling what the darkness hides

Sometimes there’s blood in the Georgia dusk
Left by a streak of sun
A crimson trickle in the Georgia dusk
Whose Blood? …Everyone’s

Sometimes a wind in the Georgia dusk
Scatters hate like seed
To sprout its bitter barriers
Where the sunsets bleed

--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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