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A Time No Weather Came

( after Langston Hughes )  

 
It was a time no weather came,  
The truant children all ran out.  
The hydrant blasts like summer rain  
As joyful bodies leapt about.  
 
From windowed tenements’ hot air,  
It was a time no weather came.  
Grandmother’s rocking in a chair,  
A ceiling fan slow-turns in pain.  
 
So wasn’t breeze or wind to tame  
And not a bird flew in the sky.  
It was a time no weather came,  
For days my tan skin never dried.  
 
A busy cricket through the night  
Is chirping to his lady flame,  
From city towers’ lofty heights;  
It was a time no weather came.  
 
Written by Heaven_sent_Kathy
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Author's Note
Inspired by Hughes’ poems “The City” https://www.google.com/amp/s/simple-pleasures.org/2013/03/19/the-city/amp/
and “There’s Always Weather” https://books.google.com/books?id=J_nNM6TiNkgC&pg=PA603&lpg=PA603&dq=is+there+a+poem+by+langston+hughes+about+weather?&source=bl&ots=w9LwyvpLcN&sig=ACfU3U3ibf02yZsWS1ZLV5uO-8RuImHbhA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj40IyRpa_nAhW2HDQIHYY0CoAQ6AEwD3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=is%20there%20a%20poem%20by%20langston%20hughes%20about%20weather%3F&f=false

Entered in the Classic Corner Langston Hughes tribute “We Are Beautiful and Ugly Too“ with co-hosts Ahavati and JohnnyBlaze.
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