100-Day Project 82-87

days 82-87

Being walkers with the dawn and morning,
Walkers with the sun and morning,
We are not afraid of night,
Nor days of gloom,
Nor darkness–
Being walkers with the sun and morning.

–Langston Hughes, “Walkers With the Dawn”

Twentieth Century poet, novelist, playwright, and journalist Langston Hughes has been in and out of fashion with both critics and other African-American artists since he came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s.  Like some of the poets that influenced him, Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg, he preferred to reflect with pride the language and culture of ordinary black lives rather than intellectualized or idealized concerns and ideas.

Hughes was one of the first American poets to use the rhythms of jazz and blues in his writing.  He wanted his work to be read and understood by all people, not just an elite and educated few, and in this he succeeded.

http://www.poetrysoup.com/langston_hughes/biography

I’m almost caught up with my grid posts, and I hope to post #100 on the actual 100th day.

days 1 2 3

random grid 4 5 6 7

days 8 9 10 11

days 12 13 14 15 16 17 s

days 18 19 20 21

days 22-27days 28 29 30 31

days 32 33 34 35 36 37

days 38 39 40 41

days 42-47

days 48 49 50 51

days 52-57

days 58-61

days 62-67

days 68-71

days 72-77

days 78 79 80 81

days 82-87

You can see all the 100-day project posts here:  https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/100-day-project/

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8 responses to “100-Day Project 82-87”

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    I love these! It’s so nice to bring in the darks toward the close of your project. And I love (once again) the verse and copy you posted. Posting 100th on day 100 – now that’s an event to keep my eyes out for!! :)) Happy Fourth!

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  2. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Congrats on your project progress. I like that poem a lot, since I like to walk in the morning (although not so early as dawn, lol!)

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  3. Maria Brinkley says :

    Thanks for the information about Langston Hughes. Your grid patterns look great. 🙂 Thanks for the follow and I’m following your lovely blog now too. cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

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