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    Langston Hughes - When Sue Wears Red

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    Langston Hughes - When Sue Wears Red - From the documentary Langston Hughes: Voices and Visions

    When Sue Wears Red
    by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

    When Susanna Jones wears red
    Her face is like an ancient cameo
    Turned brown by the ages.

    Come with a blast of trumphets, Jesus!

    When Susanna Jones wears red
    A queen from some time-dead Egyptian night
    Walks once again.

    Blow trumphets, Jesus!

    And the beauty of Susanna Jones in red
    Burns in my heart a love-fire sharp like pain.

    Sweet silver trumphets, Jesus!