On ‘Black Poetry Day’ I’d like to share a wonderful and influential poem by my favorite poet, Langston Hughes. I’ve kept a framed printing of this poem over the top of my bed from the time I was a pre-teen and I firmly believe that it has continued to positively influence every area of my life. The poem is appropriately called ‘Motto’ and goes like this: ‘I play it cool. I dig all jive. That’s the reason. I stay alive. My motto. As I live and learn. Is dig and be dug in return.’ That just about says it all.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com