Hughes waldorf astoria
Special siding for private cars from the railroad yards.
It's almost Christmas, and that little girl——turned whore because her belly was too hungry to stand it anymore—— wants a nice clean bed for the Immaculate Conception. But suites in the Waldorf ran into thousands a year, and dinner in the Sert Room was ten dollars! Walk through Peacock Alley tonight before dinner, and get warm, anyway. Reprinted in Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Move in there until times get good, and you can do better. Ankle on down to 49th Street at Park Avenue. A factory shift's better, A week's meagre pay, Than a perfumed not asking: What poems today? Ma soul's a witness for de Waldorf-Astoria!
You know, downtown folks are just crazy about Paul RObeson! So naturally, I didn't care much for the Waldorf-Astoria.
When I got you I Thought I had an angel-chile. When Hughes first submitted his manuscript for The Big Sea, Carl Van Vechten found that "Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria" was "bad economics and bad poetry" but he nonetheless encouraged its inclusion in the collection stating that it was a part of Hughes's "essential history".
But suites in the Waldorf ran into thousands a year, and dinner in the Sert Room was ten dollars! Quoted in Modern American Poetry.
All you've had all day is a cup of coffee.
Hughes waldorf astoria
Stay to dinner. Maybe they'll like you, too, black mob from Harlme. And as in great basilicas of old The search was ever for a dream of God, So here the search is still within each soul Some seed to find to root in earthly so, Some seed to find that sprouts a holy tree To glorify the earth——and you——and me. Maybe they'll like you, too, black mob from Harlme. When I got you Thought I had an angel-chile. It's almost Christmas, and that little girl——turned whore because her belly was too hungry to stand it anymore—— wants a nice clean bed for the Immaculate Conception. Dine with some of the men and women who got rich off of your labor, who clip coupons with clean white fingers because your hands dug coal, drilled stone, sewed gar- ments, poured steel to let other people draw dividends and live easy. Call Oscar of the Waldorf——for Christ's sake!!
Move in there until times get good, and you can do better. Give Park Avenue a lot of darkie color——free for nothing!
Jesus, ain't you tired yet? Or haven't you had enough yet of the soup-lines and the bit- ter bread of charity? Wouldn't a duplex high above the street be grand, with a view of the rich- est city in the world at your nose? Move in there until times get good, and you can do better. Smethurst, James. Structure The first of six sections entitled "Listen Hungry Ones! October 28, Come to the Waldorf Astoria Save "Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria" is a two-page poem by Langston Hughes , accompanied by illustrations by Walter Steinhilber, which takes the form of a parody of a magazine advertisement. Why not? Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria Fine living. Boy if you can whip de blues, Then whip 'em all night long. Don't you know they specialize in American cooking? They serve swell board at the Waldorf-Astoria. I, Too, Sing America. Glory be to God—— De Waldorf-Astoria's open!
When I got you Thought I had an angel-chile. It's the old game of the boss and the bossed, boss and the bossed, amused and amusing, worked and working, Behind the cubes of black and white, black and white, black and white But since it is the old game, For fun They give him the three old prostitutes of France—— Liberty, Equality, Fraternity—— And all three of 'em sick In spite of the tax to the government And the legal houses And the doctors And the Marseillaise.
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