|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Beautiful sentences, beautiful poem!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by L. Figgins
|I look into your eyes and see a race of kings and elders, deep and wise and proud. I look into your past and see the blood and sweat that built a nation, and a legacy that gave us our our American music and our very soul...a most beautiful poem!|
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz
|"...great, the vision and dreams,
wise the rivers flow.."
Could well apply to these marvelously
contructed verses. It has always been
truth, that where natural talent is,
there is no color or race, only words
that touch a univeral cord. You have
certainly done that in this work.
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
"In dark darkness and smooth light
Like my 'peoples'
Each one of them, will love you too ...
And someday, the rivers
Like my 'peoples'
Shall flow again
Great the vision and dreams
Wise the rivers flow ..."
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|Oh Shy, this is a wonderful piece I was truly in awe
this is the very essence of poetry wonder tribute as well!!!
|Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
|All I can say is that you are brilliant. I love this...it is in my library. It was well worth reading a second time around. I appreciate work like this. I am sure, this will be studied for years to come. Excellent poet you are... hey, you've always known that yes sir, you are always one I turn to learn from :) I'm glad and honored to have the ability to do so. Wonderful work....Psssst, Michael... I think your ole unc has some competition. ;)
|Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader)
|Shy, This is EXCELLENT. A great expression of black pride. I see a black President of the US in our near future. From great adversity comes the greatest wisdom. Therefore, I'm certain that the day we are led by a black President will be a great day for America and all Americans. Thanks for sharing. Susan Sparks|
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
This poem should be read by one and all..
It is proud, profound and pure....ty, Dani
|Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader)
|Excellent Thought and so nice to read this|
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|I have saved this profoundly beautiful poem. I'm glad you posted it again.
|Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme
|This is a wonderful poem - I enjoyed reading it for me and I liked the peoples :0)|
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Beauty is a river called Jim/Shy poet1 and I have
just rowed (awestruck) down it,wow!
I wanted to cry when I saw the current deep down
but before I could it swept me off
passing so much of sorrow
and love,love WAS/IS the river,
(the river of a TOP poet,)
I would like to row there again on that river,
that river of Jim re Shy poet1...how lucky Langston Hughes is
to have this poem dedicated to them...this was an awesome adventure Shy,just beautiful poetry!
On the point of that word 'peoples'I wonder if it is really
incorrect,when I think it over and I think of even the word 'person'
an 's' could rightly be added(oh,I know not by english rules but I mean by poetic license)for even each person has so many sides to them,
we are the child the adult the sisters brothers friends worker dreamer
teacher learner and so on all in one,are we not peoples in ourself?I wonder...I know 'peoples' is not so called correct,but,I love that word anyway.Your nephew sounds adorable,I am sending him a big Aussie hug!
Hi michael from Australia!xo
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Powerful in its depth of significance. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace, Regis.|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was so powerful, I loved this!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|Liked it then and now!|
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|..wondrously lovely..it's in my library..ty
|Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader)
|I missed the original post...I am glad to have seen it this time around. Thank you!|
|Reviewed by Helga Ross
|Deep, poignant, indeed dreamlike -- a powerful poem.
Thank you for writing AND reposting. I might have missed it.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|your style, tone and imagery reach into the delicate shadows of time's poetic hero, flowing into the river of life...|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Wonderful write. Thanks for the sharing.|
|Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
|Oh my, this is totally beautiful!
"So many rivers have flowed through us
In bright and lustrous hearts
Poets remind us of what we can still be,
Malcolm X and Martin too ...
And many new Poets flew ..."
Thank you Shy, for sharing your excellent poetry!
|Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader)
|Beautiful poem such depth it amazes me.
"Now I walk in deserts
Deserts of broken hopes and dreams
They seem to be everywhere ...
Black and White and blue ... - Yellow too
Now I see deserts of my people
But, I'm left wondering if ...
They truly see themselves?
As these old rivers, and truth, dry up to dust ...."
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|I remember this one. It was great then, and it is great now.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|I remember reading this and I'm glad you reposted it! Superb poetry!|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|A great poem, Shy! I applaud this one!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|Shy you may not realize it but this is one of your best if not your best...it is from your soul...and that is where the best poetry comes from...this is intense in it's message and truths....
"No, not like raisins dying in the sun
No, not like servants and lesser things
No, not like inferiors and a doomed beings ...
But, like Captains and Presidents
Soon we'll be Saints and Saviors too ...
And all American heroes for you ..."
what a wonderful expression of pride in your people...and your nephew is lucky to have you to teach him all this..
It surely is a winner.....floria
|Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader)
|This is a WINNER, Shy! I am saving this!|