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Langston Hughes - The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

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.

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: The Negro Speaks Of Rivers
Poem of the Day: Oct 19 2005

Comment 158 of 158, added on April 12th, 2014 at 12:17 PM.
HHIS I should have t

HHIS I should have thoguht of that!

Anita from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 157 of 158, added on April 12th, 2014 at 8:25 AM.
What about this Trac

What about this Tracie?Beautiful One Tim HughesWonderful, so wonderfulIs Your unainlfig loveYour cross has spoken mercy over me(Na na na naaa)No eye has seen, no ear has heardNo heart could fully knowHow glorious, how beautiful you are!Beautiful One I love YouBeautiful One I adoreBeautiful One my soul must la-la-la-laPowerful, so powerfulYour glory fills the skiesYour mighty works displayed for all to see(Na na na naaa)The beauty of Your majestyAwakes my heart to singHow marvellous, how wonderful You areYou opened my eyes to Your wonders anewYou captured my heart with this loveBecause nothing on earth is as beautiful as Youla-la-la, my soul must singna-na-na, my soul must singooooooo, my soul must singBeautiful One

Antonina from Slovakia Republic
Comment 156 of 158, added on April 11th, 2014 at 8:58 AM.
Evoyrene would benef

Evoyrene would benefit from reading this post

Elena from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic

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