Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Poetry of Langston Hughes


I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world 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
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.

Langston Hughes

Langston was one of the poets in the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s.

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