I am glad to once again join the Poetry Friday community with another Langston Hughes’ poem in keeping with our current reading theme that celebrates diversity and the voices of the silenced.
Our host this week is the very talented Michelle Heidenrich Barnes from Today’s Little Ditty.
Last week, I shared The Negro Speaks of Rivers from this lovely book. This week, I have “I Dream a World” which apparently was written by Hughes for an opera called Troubled Island. I love the hope and the quiet faith woven into this verse. So powerful. I took a photo of the page and edited it using an iPhone app.
Here is the actual page from the book with the beautiful illustration of Benny Andrews.
As I was searching Youtube for resources, I came upon this beautiful music rendition of the poem by a Youth Choir with the music composed by André J. Thomas. So beautiful. I hope you enjoy it, dear friends.