The above poem is by Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967). Hughes was a poet, playwright, novelist, and a social activist. He has a number of poems that are extremely outstanding including Ballad of the Landlord.
Listed below are just a few of the quotes he is known for:
1. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?
2. Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
3. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.