Suicide's Note

The calm,
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss.

by Langston Hughes

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A suicide's note-Does it really mean suicide? Kiss is for love only.Perhaps the poet is referring to love in whose depth he wants to die.- - Short and beautiful.
i killed myself because of this poem thank you langston hughes
i killed myself because of this poem thank you langston hughes
How gentle and sweet it makes suicide sound. How utterly simple; it almost draws you to wish you could feel the kiss of the river for yourself. Such power with such effortless words...just goes to show how impactful of a writer Langston Hughes was.
Even a suicide note can have the ingenuity of a versatile poet. That's great.
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