Luck

(1997)

"Luck" is a song by Ricky Ian Gordon setting a poem by Langston Hughes. The song is part of Ricky Ian Gordon's collection Only Heaven, which sets seventeen poems of Langston Hughes.

Luck
by Langston Hughes


Sometimes a crumb falls
From the tables of joy,
Sometimes a bone
Is flung.


To some people
Love is given,
To others
Only heaven.


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