Quiet Girl

I would liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sleep without dreams
Were it not for your songs.

by Langston Hughes

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i love this poem it is great for many people
I love this poem, Langston Hughes is an amazing poet. This poem is also very beautiful, I love how Langston uses his words.
Wow! This may be one of the most incisive poems I've ever read about a woman. The unnoticed or undiscovered trait that makes a man turn and take a second look is the basis of this beautiful tribute to some quiet beauty. LH has contributed much that I have completely enjoyed, but this poem swept me off my feet. Another triumph in such a small package.