Bywater Stroll

    Andy young
    30 Jan 2016
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
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    Poem: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

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    Continue walking next to the river. Here is a relevant poem by Langston Hughes. It's called The Negro Speaks of Rivers.

    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.

    [pause in audio]

    Carry on walking straight along the river until you get to the foot bridge. It's about another 5 minutes.

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