Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MIDWINTER BLUES, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES



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First Line: In the middle of the winter
Last Line: Won't need no flowers from the store.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


In the middle of the winter,
Snow all over the ground.
In the middle of the winter,
Snow all over the ground --
'Twas the night before Christmas
My good man turned me down.

Don't know's I'd mind his goin'
But he left me when the coal was low.
Don't know's I'd mind his goin'
But he left when the coal was low.
Now, if a man loves a woman
That ain't no time to go.

He tole me that he loved me
But he must a been tellin' a lie.
He tole me that he loved me
But he must a been tellin' a lie.
But he's the only man I'll
Love till the day I die.

I'm gonna buy me a rose bud
And plant it at my back door.
Gonna buy me a rose bud
And plant it at my back door,
So when I'm dead they
Won't need no flowers from the store.





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