My People

(1995)

"My People" is the ninth song in Ricky Ian Gordon's song cycle Genius Child.

My People

My People
by Langston Hughes


The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.


The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.


Beautiful, also, is the sun.
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people.


--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 36


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