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" 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... "
Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World - Page 142
by Elizabeth Roberts, Elias Amidon - 1991 - 480 pages
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The Ideologies of African American Literature: From the Harlem Renaissance ...

Robert E. Washington - 2001 - 363 pages
...United States receding in the background, he wrote his first major poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers: I've known rivers; I've known rivers ancient as 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 heard the singing of the Mississippi when...
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Essays on art, race, politics, and ...

Langston Hughes - 2001 - 627 pages
...to the Negro people and the world the beaut}' within themselves. I once tried to say this in a poem: I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as 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...
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Double-take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology

Venetria K. Patton, Maureen Honey - 2001 - 619 pages
...New York. "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was recited at his funeral service. The Negro Speaks of Rivers I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as 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...
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Fight for Freedom and Other Writings on Civil Rights

Langston Hughes, Christopher C. De Santis - 2001 - 272 pages
...summer evening, there might not have been "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" written before I was twenty: I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as 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...
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W.E.B. Du Bois and Race: Essays Celebrating the Centennial Publication of ...

Chester J. Fontenot, Sarah Gardner, Mary Alice Morgan - 2001 - 198 pages
...allowed to take a long look back.... I think that the past is all that makes the present coherent. . .3 I've known Rivers ancient as the world and older than...blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.4 It seems fitting to begin this medley of voices in celebration and praise for the Harvard...
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The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1914-1967, I Dream a World

Arnold Rampersad - 2002 - 64 pages
...first appearance in an adult magazine, the Crisis had published his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers": I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as 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...
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Great Black Writers: Biographies

M. K. Fullen - 2002 - 63 pages
...teachings of Zora Neale Hurston. CHAPTER III Langston Hughes 1902 ~ 1967 The Negro Speaks of Rivers I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as 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...
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Dancing Many Drums: Excavations In African American Dance

Thomas F. Defrantz - 2002 - 384 pages
...Negro, presumed to be without history and culture, was now ostentatiously proclaiming that he knew rivers "ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human vein." Primus's dance offers a counterhegemonic narrative of identity by placing the Negro on the grand...
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The Praying Life: Seeking God in All Things

Deborah Smith Douglas - 2003 - 116 pages
...African-American poet Langston Hughes spoke of this transforming dynamic at the very heart of who we are: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than...human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I would like to think that my soul has — once and for all — "grown deep like the rivers," that my...
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The Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in L. A.

David E. James - 2003 - 280 pages
...F. 60. Ibid. Eric Gordon Fortifying Community: African American History and Culture in Leimert Park I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the...older than the Flow of human blood in human veins. — Langston Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (1921) "The Concepts We Hold in Our Minds" The poet...
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