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?