The Negro Speaks Of Rivers: Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes, a prominent poet of the Harle...
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When I think of Poets & Poetry, my mind gravitates to the all time greats! One of my favorites? LANGSTON HUGHES… In my world,It doesn’t get any better than Langston!

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…

What Poet/Poetry speaks to you?

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