Sunday, 9 September 2007

I've known rivers

After a shopping trip in Penrith we called in at the national park at Glenbrook. I wanted to get a shot of the Nepean River which runs along the foot of the mountains on the eastern side. I love this river but never seem to do a good job of capturing its serenity. Here we are high above its smooth waters.


Photo: Nepean River from National Park, Glenbrook

Words to walk with:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Lagnston Hughes

"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."

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