The Negro Speaks of Rivers


Photo by Gordon Parks


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 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.
― Langston Hughes



The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans

I salute our Veterans for their bravery serving our country. I thank them for giving their lives, and limbs. My heart is heavy for our Veterans because many of them are still at war. They’re fighting for quality medical treatment. They’re fighting for jobs. They’re fighting addictions. They’re fighting to make sense of a world gone wrong. Here is an article by Phil Bicker regarding the struggles a lot of our Veterans are facing today.
Love, light, & blessings