Thursday, 24 July 2008


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 the dawn was 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.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes
February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967


Nicolay and Kay - I've Seen Rivers

sidebar: I couldn't find a full mp3 to post, therefore the youtube (non-video) video.


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