I'm currently reading Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo (I love me some Richard Russo) and he uses the poem "Hope" by Langston Hughes in the book. I didn't know this poem so I thought I would look it up and see if, in fact, the short passage quoted in the book was the whole poem. From what I can find, it is. And here it is.
He rose up on his dying bed
and asked for fish.
His wife looked it up in her dream book
and played it.