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Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful Perhaps Walker should be better known for her poetry than simply best known for The Color Purple The poems are about race as well as being a woman This kindle edition includes a brief biography with photos of the author Perhaps Walker should be better known for her poetry than simply best known for The Color Purple The poems are about race as well as being a woman This kindle edition includes a brief biography with photos of the author Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns She has said that her poems even the happy ones emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again in the sunlight This collection has two fine strengths a music that comes along sometimes, as sad and cheery as a lonely woman s whistling and Miss Walker s own tragicomic gifts New York Times Book Review ❮BOOKS❯ ⚣ Rumor Has It (Texas Cattleman’s Club: A Missing Mogul Author Maureen Child – Lavons.co.uk when she stands again in the sunlight This collection has two fine strengths a music that comes along sometimes ➳ [Reading] ➶ CEOs Marriage Seduction / His Style of Seduction By Anna DePalo ➩ – Lavons.co.uk as sad and cheery as a lonely woman s whistling and Miss Walker s own tragicomic gifts New York Times Book Review Some wonderful stuff here My three favorites The hopeful WE ALONEWe alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the worse for you.Feathers, shells and sea shaped stones are all as rare.This could be our revolution to love what is plentiful as much as what s scarce The angry THE DIAMONDS ON LIZ s BOSOMThe diamonds on Liz s bosomare not as brightas his eyesth Some wonderful stuff here My three favorites The hopeful WE ALONEWe alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the worse for you.Feathers, shells and sea shaped stones are all as rare.This could be our revolution to love what is plentiful as much as what s scarce The angry THE DIAMONDS ON LIZ s BOSOMThe diamonds on Liz s bosomare not as brightas his eyesthe morning they took himto work in the mines.The rubies in Nancy sjewel box Oh, how he loves red not as vividas the despairin his children sfrowns.Oh, those Africans Everywhere you lookthey re bleedingand cryingCrying and bleedingon some of the whitest necksin your town And the warm and fuzzy THESE MORNINGS OF RAINThese mornings of rainwhen the house is cozyand the phone doesn t ringand I am alonethough snugin my daughter sfire red robeThese mornings of rainwhen my lover s large sockscushion my chilly feetand meditationhas made me onewith the pine treeoutside my doorThese mornings of rainwhen all noises comingfrom the streethave a slippery soundand the wind whistlesand I have had my cupof green teaThese morningsin Fallwhen I have slept lateand dreamedof people I likein places where we reobviously on vacationThese morningsI do not needmy beloveds arms about meuntil much laterin the day.I do not need foodI do not need the postpersonI do not need my best friendto call mewith the lateston the invasion of Grenadaand her lifeI do not need anything.To be warm, to be dry,to be writing poems again after months of distractionand emptiness to love and be lovedin absentiais joy enough for me.On these blustery morningsin a citythat could be wetfrom my kissesI need nothing else.And then again,I need it all. Very woke, political poems originally from 1979 Not always my cup of tea, though the free verse slides down easily And I learned a fact that shocked me to the core Martin Luther King Jr s mother was also assassinated mentioned in the poem Killers Six years after her son, while playing the organ at her church How did I never know that A favorite passage I am the womanoffering two flowerswhose rootsare twinJustice and HopeLet us begin from the first poem, Remember Read in Her Blue Body Everything We Know Earthling Poems 1965 1990 CompleteActual rating 3.75 starsYet again, Walker failed to live up to the musicality of her early poetry, but this collection had muchpoetry and power than either Revolutionary Petunias or Reading poems by Alice Walker never cease to leave me eager to write to capture what I am and what I feel about the world around me at this very moment I imagine her at her desk, perhaps in a room of her own, working through her own pain and uncomfortable emotions and creating these lovely and accessible musings, often with a little twist like this one This could be our revolution To love what is plentifulas much aswhat s scarce or On these blustery morningsin a citythat could be wetfrom my k Reading poems by Alice Walker never cease to leave me eager to write to capture what I am and what I feel about the world around me at this very moment I imagine her at her desk, perhaps in a room of her own, working through her own pain and uncomfortable emotions and creating these lovely and accessible musings, often with a little twist like this one This could be our revolution To love what is plentifulas much aswhat s scarce or On these blustery morningsin a citythat could be wetfrom my kissesI need nothing else.And then again,I need it all You can t help but think, I can do that And with poetry, it s entirely true Don t let anyone else tell you otherwise Poetry is designed, like meditation or yoga, so we can all reap the benefits of the practice Alice Walker is a wonderful teacher.There are so many gems in this slim volume poems of all sizes about the ecstasy of love, the fear of cruelty, the pain of injustice, and the sometimes tenuous bonds between people Don t miss the last poem, These Days, a ten page poem in which Walker writes a series of celebrations of people I think of as friends including Gloria Steinem and John Lennon Yoko Ono I m definitely making a version of that poem Some lovely poems here The first 2 3 of the collection inspired and delighted me I found the last third not weaker, but less interesting in general That may be my opinion vs a general commentary on Alice Walker, whose work I love Perhaps they are from a different period in her life I just didn t feel the lure of the last section The up front poems are riveting Enjoyed this, and will keep it on my poetry shelf Which is a good thing. phew so beautiful and honest WalkerWhen I no longer have your heartI will not request your bodyyour presenceor even your polite conversation.I will go away to a far countryseparated from you by the sea on which I cannot walk and refrain from even sending lettersdescribing my pain. Also read on October 18, 2011 The poems in this collection are generally short with fairly short lines Many poems provide insights into the African American experience or reflect on events of the 1960s and 1970s I found the poetry enjoyable.


About the Author: Alice Walker

Alice Walker, one of the United States preeminent writers, is an award winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry In 1983, Walker became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.


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