Poetry in Motion



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.

"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.