‘The Negro Speaks Of Rivers’ by Langston Hughes

‘The Negro Speaks Of Rivers’

by Langston Hughes 1902-1967

“I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins…”

You can read the complete poem here. This poem was nominated by Headley Poetry Group, who discussed the poem at their May meeting. You can find out more about Hughes here.

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