Friday, February 16, 2007


Dream Variations

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-

That is my dream!
To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening...
A tall, slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.

By: Langston Hughes

Today, I want to dedicate this poem to a dear friend of the Bess family. This poem came to mind soon after I heard of her passing around 3am this morning. She's no longer with us in the physical, but she is always in our hearts. Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!! all the heavens. Your sister is coming home. We love you. MmmmmmmBBBbbbbaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!


Rethabile said...


Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite Langston Hughes poems. As I read the words to this poem, it resonates within my soul.

My sympathies for the lost of your friend! Rejoice is right!! She's going home to be with the Lord, and that is the best place she can be!

BTW...I checked out Mocha Hut's free open mic on Thursday night just to get a feel for the atmosphere and the poetry, and I LOVED it!! I can definitely see myself getting up there and performing some of my pieces. I'll let you know when that happens. I'm excited!!


Lori Stewart Weidert said...

Sorry for your loss; the poem is quite comforting.

Writing on Board said...

Never know what to say about death except that I'm against it. You say it better. Yes. Langston. Always Langston. Take care, bro. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! "Dark like me...Black like me" Awesome.

M. Akamau said...

Deepest sympathies to you and your family at the passing of your friend. Such a great poem honors her. As writer on board so well said: Yes. Langston. Always Langston.


Prettylyf said...

May God rest her soul in eternal peace!

Sheba Brooks Moore said...

we are so connected, through birth, life, and death...she's still here in spirit...

Dance_Soul said...

I offer my condolences to you and yours - I also offer my prayer for her safe transition from this world into the spirit world.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you all for your support and condolences. She is definitely in a better place now. She has been battling Cancer for a few years and now she can rest. I pray for her husband and 3 children who will have to move on without her in the physical. However, as Amiamazing mentioned she will be with them and all of us in spirit. Thanks again. Peace~

fizzio brown said...

I pray that her family who mourn, will be comforted.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you Fizzio. I stand with you in that prayer.

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