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Author: LORDE, AUDRE
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Lorde, Audre    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
38 poems available by this author


A SONG FOR MANY MOVEMENTS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Nobody wants to die on the way
Subject(s): Social Protest


A WOMAN SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Moon marked and touched by sun
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


AFTERIMAGES    Poem Text    
First Line: However the image enters
Subject(s): African Americans; Racism; Jackson, Mississippi; Till, Emmett (1941-1955); Negroes; American Blacks; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


BLACK MOTHER WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I cannot recall you gentle
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Mothers & Daughters; Women


BROTHER ALVIN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the seat that we shared in the second grade
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


COAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I / is the total black, being spoken / from the earth's inside
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Language; Words; Vocabulary


ETHIOPIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Seven years without milk
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


EVERY TRAVELER HAS ONE VERMONT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Spikes of lavender aster under route 91
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


FANTASY AND CONVERSATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Speckled frogs leap from my mouth


FATHER SON AND HOLY GHOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I have not ever seen my father's grave
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FOR THE RECORD; IN MEMORY OF ELEANOR BUMPURS    Poem Text    
First Line: Call out the colored girls
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Alienation (Social Psychology); Bumpurs, Eleanor; Exiles; Labor & Laborers; Violence; Estrangement; Outcasts; Work; Workers


FROM THE HOUSE OF YEMANJA    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother had two faces and a frying pot
Subject(s): Mothers


HANGING FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am fourteen / and my skin has betrayed me
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; Teenagers; United States - Race Relations


HARRIET    Poem Text    
First Line: Harriet there was always somebody calling us crazy
Last Line: "waht name shall we call our selves / now
Subject(s): African Americans Women; Sisters; Death Mothers


IF YOU COULD COME SOFTLY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Togetherness


KITCHEN LINOLEUM    Poem Text    
First Line: The cockroach / who is dying
Subject(s): Shame


LOVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Speak earth and bless me with what is richest
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MEMORIAL I    Poem Text    
First Line: If you come as softly
Subject(s): Women


MOVEMENT SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I have studied the tight curls on the back of your neck
Subject(s): Relationships; Love - Loss Of


NATURALLY    Poem Text    
First Line: Since naturally black is naturally beautiful
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


NEVER TO DREAM OF SPIDERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Time collapses between the lips of strangers
Subject(s): Transience; Conduct Of Life; Impermanence


NOW THAT I AM FOREVER WITH CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: How the days went
Subject(s): Birth; Pregnancy; Child Birth; Midwifery


ON A NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of my flesh that hungers
Subject(s): Lust; Women


POWER    Poem Text    
First Line: The difference between poetry and rhetoric
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


RECREATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Coming together / it is easier to work
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


ROOMING HOUSES ARE OLD WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Rooming houses are old women
Last Line: "unknown and desired /
Subject(s): Rooming & Boarding Houses


SISTER OUTSIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: We were born in a poor time
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


SISTERS IN ARMS    Poem Text    
First Line: The edge of our bed was a wide grid
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Death - Children; South Africa; Racism; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Death - Babies; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


STORY BOOKS ON A KITCHEN TABLE (1976)    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of her womb of pain my mother spat me
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Women


TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I make my children promises in wintry afternoons
Subject(s): Education; Mothers & Daughters; Schools; Teaching & Teachers; Women; Students; Educators; Professors


THE BLACK UNICORN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The black unicorn is greedy
Subject(s): Unicorns; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE DAY THEY EULOGIZED MAHALIA    Poem Text    


THE ELECTRIC SLIDE BOOGIE    Poem Text    
First Line: New year's day 1:16 am
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE WOMAN THING    Poem Text    
First Line: The hunters are back from beating the winter's face
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


THE WOMEN OF DAN DANCE WITH SWORDS IN THEIR HANDS ...    Poem Text    
First Line: I did not fall from the sky
Subject(s): Africa; Women


VIET-NAM ADDENDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Genocide doesn't only mean bombs
Subject(s): Genocide


WHO SAID IT WAS SIMPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are so many roots to the tree of anger
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


WOMEN ON TRAINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Leaving the known [or my sisters] for another city
Subject(s): Women