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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
     flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln 
     went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy 
     bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
 
by Langston Hughes 

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5 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Glad you're posting again. A nice feature today :)

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  2. cool, somebody else actually uses bitcoin ;)

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  3. you're alive! Glad to see you blogging again. I've been out of it for a bit too....catching your Thurs post 4 days later.ha

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  4. Nice poem, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great post! It's unfortunate that Langston Hughes' more heart-breaking work continues to be so relevant.

    On the London Riots: Langston Hughes "Harlem" http://bit.ly/ou6bI0

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