Troubled Woman

(1995)

"Troubled Woman" is the fifth song in Ricky Ian Gordon's Genius Child song cycle.

Troubled Woman

Troubled Woman
by Langston Hughes


She stands
In the quiet darkness,
This troubled woman
Bowed by
Weariness and pain
Like an
Autumn flower
In the frozen rain,
Like a
Wind-blown autumn flower
That never lifts its head
Again.


--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 42


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