Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland


Langston Hughes

Sometimes a crumb falls
From the tables of joy,
Sometimes a bone
Is flung.

To some people
Love is given,
To others
Only heaven.

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"Luck" by Langston Hughes from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel. Copyright © 1947 by Langston Hughes. Reprinted with the permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.


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