The Negro Speaks of Rivers

  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers

  • Langston Hughes

    I’ve known rivers:

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  • I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

  • Langston Hughes

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

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  • Langston Hughes

    I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.

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  • 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.

  • Langston Hughes

    I’ve known rivers:

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  • Ancient, dusky rivers.

  • Langston Hughes

    My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

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