20 de janeiro de 2009

I, TOO, SING AMERICA




I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"
Then.

Besides,
They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I, too, am America.


Langston Hughes - USA


Um comentário:

GRAÇA GRAÚNA disse...

...só mesmo um amigo-irmão chama o outro para compartilhar a cozinha. Um poema cheio de verdade e luz. Parabens. Bjos, Grauninha