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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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In the Midst of My Tears

Sr. David Augustin Hodge - 2003 - 252 pages
..."pain," My rendering went something like this: I've know pain Deep, dark musty pains. I've known pains ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep with pains. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Christopher Beach - 2003 - 224 pages
...Speaks of Rivers" (1921), Hughes identifies with the Euphrates and the Congo as well as the Mississippi: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins Cullen, on the other hand, was highly ambivalent about his race, either avoiding the racial theme altogether...
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Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity

A.j. Thompson - 1996 - 308 pages
...magnificently still moment, l looked up into the heavens and heard the voice of Black poet Langston Hughes: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow o/ buman hlood in buman veins. . . . My soul has grown deep like the rivers. 1 Soaking wet and shivering...
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American Poetry

John Hollander - 2004 - 48 pages
...that we should all "know rivers,"both near and far in time and place, the better to know ourselves. 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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Langston Hughes: A Biography

Laurie F. Leach - 2004 - 176 pages
...Mexico that Langston would compose one of his greatest poems, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (CP 23): 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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Thinking Outside the Church: 110 Ways to Connect with Your Spiritual Nature

Jennifer Leigh Selig - 2004 - 306 pages
...spring becoming a waterfall, feeds, spills, falls, and feeds itself over and over again. Greiel Ehriich I've known rivers; I've known rivers ancient as the...human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. Langston Hughes To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together. Barry...
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Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion

Susan Manning - 2004 - 291 pages
...printed versions of Hughes's poem. Originally published in Crisis in 1921, the poem's opening lines read: "I've known rivers. / I've known rivers ancient as...veins. / My soul has grown deep like the rivers." Program, Pearl Primus and Her Troupe, Belasco Theatre. 212. Lloyd, The Borzoi Book of Modem Dance,...
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Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs

Stephanie Rose Bird - 2004 - 274 pages
...Occasionally I dress the candles with oils associated with the water orisha. I 've known nvers: I 've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the...human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I hathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I huilt my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep....
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Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America

Josh Kun - 2005 - 302 pages
...poem when he was seventeen while on a train headed for Mexico. The original lines read as follows: 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 raise the pyramids...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Modernisms, 1900-1950

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 819 pages
...African-American Culture, 1920—1931. New York: Pantheon, 1995. I've known rivers: The Negro Speaks of Rivers I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. I bathed in the Euphrates 1 when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo 2 and it lulled me...
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