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Walker, Alice    Poet's Biography
234 poems available by this author


(IN ANSWER TO YOUR SILLY QUESTION)       
First Line: People have eaten fried fish
Last Line: I adore the people!' %so the people's tribunal approaches


10-JAN-73       
First Line: I sit for hours staring at my own right hand
Last Line: I have pardoned the dead %enough


1971       
First Line: I have learned this winter that, yes
Last Line: It is those faces, we know, %that should have died


ABDUCTION OF SAINTS       
First Line: As it was with christ, so it is with malcolm
Last Line: And the body %was stolen away


AFRICAN IMAGES       
First Line: Beads around %my neck
Last Line: Sifting the salt sea %air


AFTER THE SHRINK       
First Line: Without my melancholia I am lonely
Last Line: Round and round I travel %enduring my comfort


ARMAH OCTOBER 12, 1990       
First Line: He came %in flowing robes
Last Line: Than his books %to love


AT FIRST       
First Line: At first I did not fight it
Last Line: Sort of suffering for you, %or so I thought


ATTENTIVENESS       
First Line: When you can no longer
Last Line: That attentiveness alone %does not feed you


AWAKENING       
First Line: When we met %we were already
Last Line: Eyes %in the day


BALLAD OF THE BROWN GIRL       
First Line: I've got two %hundred
Last Line: Baby %take - ?


BAPTISM       
First Line: They dunked me in the creek
Last Line: Socks and his bullfrong spoors %gluing up my face


BE NOBODY'S DARLING / BE AN OUTCAST    Poem Text    
Last Line: Among your dead
Subject(s): Self-reliance; Conduct Of Life


BE NOBODY'S DARLING / BE AN OUTCAST    Poem Text    


BE NOBODY'S DARLING / BE AN OUTCAST       
Last Line: Be an outcast. %qualified to live %among your dead
Variant Title(s): Outcas
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


BEAST       
First Line: Whenever I do not create
Last Line: Shake the concrete %off your back


BEYOND WHAT       
First Line: We reach for destinies beyond
Last Line: Call it a council between equals


BLACK MAIL       
First Line: Stick the finger inside
Last Line: Burning righteous, %but burning blind


BLACK PRINCE       
First Line: Very proud %he barely asked directions
Last Line: In chilly london %alone


BURIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: They have fenced in the dirt road
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Exiles; Estrangement; Outcasts


BURIAL       
First Line: They have fenced in the dirt road
Last Line: Them sad. But seen from the angle of her death
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Exiles


CHIC FREEDOM'S REFLECTION       
First Line: One day %marilyn marched
Last Line: Toe %in a badge


CHIC FREEDOM'S REFLECTION       
First Line: One day


CLUTTER-UP PEOPLE       
First Line: The odd stillness of your body
Last Line: And other too comprehensible %things


COMPULSORY CHAPEL       
First Line: A quiet afternoon %the speaker
Last Line: - let me assure you - %I sleep alone


CONFESSION       
First Line: All winter long %I've borne the knife that presses
Last Line: The truth %truth is killing me


CRUCIFIXIONS       
First Line: I am not an idealist, nor a cynic
Last Line: Other, made by someone else. That is %what we are prisoners of


DEDICATION       
First Line: For two who %slipped away
Last Line: Unfolding. %rest


DEMOCRATIC ORDER: SUCH THINGS IN TWENTY YEARS UNDERSTOOD       
First Line: My father %(back blistered
Last Line: For one damn %voting day


DIAMONDS ON LIZ'S BOSOM       
Last Line: On some of the whitest necks %in your town


DIAMONDS ON LIZ'S BOSOM       


DID THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR MOTHER?    Poem Text    
First Line: I love a man who is not worth
Subject(s): Men; Worry


DID THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR MOTHER?       
First Line: I love a man who is not worth
Last Line: Unclench my teeth long enough %to tell him so
Subject(s): Men; Worry


EACH ONE, PULL ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: We must say it all, and as clearly
Subject(s): African Americans; Writing & Writers; Artists; Negroes; American Blacks


EACH ONE, PULL ONE       
First Line: We must say it all, and as clearly
Last Line: All of us must live %or none


EAGLE ROCK       
First Line: In the town where I was born
Last Line: The innocent eager 4-h club


EARLY LOSSES: A REQUIEM. PART 1       
First Line: Nyanu was appointed %as my lord. The husband chosen
Last Line: The sound itself is all
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


EARLY LOSSES: A REQUIEM. PART 2. THE CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: A sound like a small wind
Last Line: The sound itself is all
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


EARLY LOSSES: A REQUIEM. PART 2. THE CHILD       
First Line: A sound like a small wind
Last Line: Her only treasure %and never spent
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


ENDING       
First Line: I so admired you then;
Last Line: And venomous face %took our love away


ENEMY       
First Line: In a gray, battle-scarred lenningrad
Last Line: Let it be said %for children


EVEN AS I HOLD YOU       
Last Line: Even as I hold you %I am letting go


EVERY MORNING       
First Line: Every morning I exercise
Last Line: My fingers are eloquent; %they never sweat


EVERY MORNING       


EXCUSE       
First Line: Tonight it is the wind (or not the wine
Last Line: Only the rain ... %and my shoes too tight


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (1)       
First Line: Speaking of death %and decay
Last Line: Way, maybe - %to being daffodils


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (2)       
First Line: It is not about that
Last Line: Uncannily %of life


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (3)       
First Line: My nausea has nothing
Last Line: Something I ate %at your mother's


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (4)       
First Line: To keep up a
Last Line: In the dark one night %I lost my way


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (5)       
First Line: If I were a patriot
Last Line: As it is, %let us just go


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (6)       
First Line: My father liked very much
Last Line: Himself up %to hear them


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (7)       
First Line: I like to see you try
Last Line: Felt any of the tiredness %in your bones


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (8)       
First Line: Making our bodies touch
Last Line: Quarrel %unil tomorrow?


EXERCISES ON THEMES FROM LIFE (9)       
First Line: My fear of burial
Last Line: How used I am %to the spring ...!


EXPECT NOTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Expect nothing. Live frugally
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


EXPECT NOTHING       
First Line: Expect nothing. Live frugally
Last Line: But expect nothing. Live frugally %on surprise


FACING THE WAY       
First Line: The fundamental question about revolution
Last Line: Just as it failed to comfort me %when I was poor


FAMILY OF       
First Line: Sometimes I feel so bad
Last Line: And murdered quite sufficiently, too, I think, %until the next time


FEW SIRENS       
First Line: Today I am at home
Last Line: Spoiled %the appetite?


FIRST, THEY SAID       
First Line: First, they said we were savages
Last Line: For the next insulting words %coming out of that mouth


FIRST, THEY SAID       


FOR MY SISTER MOLLY WHO IN THE FIFTIES       
First Line: Once made a fairy rooster from
Last Line: For my sister molly who in the fifties %left us


FORBIDDEN THINGS       
First Line: They say you are not for me
Last Line: Of happiness, %grieving for forbidden things


FORGIVE ME IF MY PRAISES (1)       
Last Line: Me, who now can not praise %my work


FORGIVE ME IF MY PRAISES (2)       
First Line: They said: %my father was not
Last Line: My father was not a man. %they said


FORGIVE ME IF MY PRAISES (3)       
First Line: Even so - %let me surprise you
Last Line: That I would gladly %pretend away


FORGIVE ME IF MY PRAISES (4)       
First Line: Open your arms. %take me on your lap
Last Line: Be b. B. King to my %mean woman


FORGIVE ME IF MY PRAISES (5)       
First Line: What I need I know
Last Line: To fight with me against %my evil dreams


FORGIVENESS    Poem Text    
First Line: Each time I order her to go
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Women


FORGIVENESS       
First Line: Each time I order her to go
Last Line: Forgive myself %then as now
Subject(s): Mothers And Daughters; Women


GIFT       
First Line: He said: here is my soul
Last Line: It shrank %to fit his hand


GIFT       
First Line: You intend no doubt
Last Line: To rouse the king %I need in you


GIRL WHO DIED #1       
First Line: Look!' she cried. %'I am not perfect
Last Line: Until she saw exactly %how wrong she was


GIRL WHO DIED #2       
First Line: No doubt she was a singer
Last Line: And was not born %to be 'correct.'


GOOD NIGHT, WILLIE LEE, I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING'       
First Line: Looking down into my father's
Last Line: That permits a promise %of our return %at the end


GRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a friend
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


GRAY       
First Line: I have a friend
Last Line: Who thinks of love %in this way


HAVING EATEN TWO PILLOWS       
Last Line: Though I know quite well %the words to say goodbye


HE SAID COME       
Last Line: Before the opportunity %passes away


HE SAID:       
First Line: He said: I want you to be happy
Last Line: For two days, he loved me so. %after that, I was on my own


HOW POEMS ARE MADE: A DISCREDITED VIEW    Poem Text    
First Line: Letting go / in order to hold on
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


HOW POEMS ARE MADE: A DISCREDITED VIEW       
First Line: Letting go %in order to hold on
Last Line: There is a place the gain must go. %the leftover love
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


HYMN       
First Line: I well remember %a time when
Last Line: To the child, %music


I SAID TO POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: I said to poetry: I'm finished
Subject(s): Women


I SAID TO POETRY       
First Line: I said to poetry: I'm finished
Last Line: Bullshit,' said poetry. %'bullshit,' said I
Subject(s): Women


I SAID TO POETRY       


I'M REALLY VERY FOND       
First Line: I'm really very fond of you
Last Line: And could swim away %if forced to do so


I'M REALLY VERY FOND       


IF THOSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU       


IF THERE WAS ANY JUSTICE       
Last Line: Seeing %save


IN THESE DISSENTING TIMES       
First Line: I shall write of the old men I knew
Last Line: I ponder the exchange %itself %and salvage mostly %the leaning


IN UGANDA AN EARLY KING       
Last Line: Why, like balloons, %he brought some more


INSTAND OF OUR PARTING       
First Line: I said: I cannot tell you
Last Line: The instant of our parting %is with me always


J, MY GOOD FRIEND (ANOTHER FOOLISH INNOCENT)       
First Line: It is too easy not to like
Last Line: In my home town %do now


JANIE CRAWFORD       
First Line: I love the way janie crawford
Last Line: And like a queen pace %the floor


JOHANN       
First Line: You look at me with children
Last Line: With surging, brown-blond teutons %in your eyes


JUDGE EVERY ONE WITH PERFECT CALM       
First Line: Follow the train full of bodies
Last Line: They will not recall tomorrow %your judgment of today


KARAMOJONGS       
First Line: A tall man %without clothes
Last Line: Are %a hundred left


KILLERS       
First Line: With their money they bought ignorance
Last Line: The mending heart breaks %to break again


KISS       
First Line: I was kissed once
Last Line: Not anyhow looking %like aunt jemima


LAST TIME       
Last Line: A foreign transient %like any other


LIGHT BAGGAGE       
First Line: There is a magic %lingering after people
Last Line: Fishing in the waters of experience %a slouched back against the shoulders %of the world


LISTEN       
Last Line: Human tree and rock already, %to me


LISTEN       


LONELY PARTICULAR       
First Line: When the people knew you
Last Line: Marching the other way; %a lonely particular


LOST MY VOICE? OF COURSE.       
Last Line: To speak, %nor how to trust


LOVE       
First Line: A dark stranger %my heart searches
Last Line: And belong - %to no one


LOVE IS NOT CONCERNED       
Last Line: That the beating of your heart %should kill no one


LOVE IS NOT CONCERNED       


MALCOLM    Poem Text    
First Line: Those who say they knew you
Subject(s): African Americans; Malcolm X (malcolm Little) (1925-1965); Negroes; American Blacks


MALCOLM       
First Line: Those who say they knew you
Last Line: And enjoyed a joke %and loved to laugh
Subject(s): African Americans; Malcolm X (malcolm Little) (1925-1965)


MEDICINE       
First Line: Grandma sleeps with
Last Line: Braided %hair


MISSISSIPPI WINTER (1)       
First Line: If I had erased my life there
Last Line: To point to his love of me %not even my apreciation


MISSISSIPPI WINTER (2)       
First Line: When you remember me, my child
Last Line: She was not happy %with fences


MISSISSIPPI WINTER (3)       
First Line: I cradle my four-year-old daughter
Last Line: In which my lessons of etiquette %will, thankfully, allow me to fail


MISSISSIPPI WINTER (4)       
First Line: My father and mother both
Last Line: Like a woman undaunted %until I reach it


MOODY       
First Line: I am a moody woman
Last Line: Always %somewhere to stop


MORE LOVE TO HIS LIFE       
First Line: Though I at the time, had no one
Last Line: That perhaps he was comic %instead of myself


MORNINGS/OF AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE       
First Line: On the morning you woke beside me - already thinking of
Last Line: Are really easterners, you and I. The rising of the sun %brings with it our whole philosophy


MY DAUGHTER IS COMING       


MY DAUGHTER IS COMING!       
Last Line: Or will she see only %the torn curtains?


MY HEART HAS REOPENED TO YOU       
First Line: O, landscape of my birth
Last Line: Know that I %am yours


MY HUSBAND SAYS       
Last Line: Of my negative %reply


MYSTERIES       
First Line: Your eyes are widely open flowers
Last Line: And promise a secret %I must have


MYSTERIES (1)       
First Line: The gift he gave unknowing
Last Line: Branches %long grown wild


MYSTERIES (2)       
First Line: And when she thought of him
Last Line: Waiting till the feeling %should return


MYSTERIES (3)       
First Line: But she was known to be
Last Line: But would not follow %her


MYSTERIES (4)       
First Line: And his fingers peeled
Last Line: Till %she bled


NATURAL STAR       
First Line: I am in mourning
Last Line: Sing to us. Dance. %rest in peace


NATURE OF THIS FLOWER IS TO BLOOM       
First Line: Rebellious. Living. %against the elemental crush
Last Line: For its self. %revolutionary petunia


NDEBELE       
First Line: Looking into your eyes
Last Line: Your humor %escapes


NEVER OFFER YOUR HEART TO SOMEONE WHO EATS HEARTS       
Last Line: With god %and song


NEW FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: I have learned not to worry about love
Subject(s): Women


NEW FACE       
First Line: I have learned not to worry about love
Last Line: Has ever %seen
Subject(s): Women


NO FIXED PLACE       
First Line: Go where you will
Last Line: That you believe %in miracles


NO ONE CAN WATCH THE WASICHU       
Last Line: With %his face


NO ONE CAN WATCH THE WASICHU       


NOTHING IS RIGHT       
Last Line: The %hug


NOW THAT THE BOOK IS FINISHED       
Last Line: The lonely sucking of her thumb %a giant stopper in my throat


NOW THAT THE BOOK IS FINISHED       


OLD MEN USED TO SING (1)       
Last Line: In their %brown suits


OLD WARRIOR TERROR       
First Line: Did you hear? %after everything
Last Line: True revolutionaries never %smile


ON BEING ASKED TO LEAVE A PLACE OF HONOR FOR ONE OF COMFORT       
First Line: In this place of helmets and tar
Last Line: As though muck %were god


ON SIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: I am so thankful I have seen
Subject(s): Nature


ON SIGHT       
First Line: I am so thankful I have seen
Last Line: If there were flags, I doubt %the trees would point. %would you?
Subject(s): Nature


ON STRIPPING BARK FROM MYSELF       
First Line: Because women are expected to keep silent about
Last Line: And the sun, I am happy to fight %all outside murderers %as I see I must


ONCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Green lawn / a picket fence
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Southern States; South (u.s.)


ONCE       
First Line: Green lawn %a picket fence
Last Line: The very %tips %of her %fingers
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Southern States


ONCE, AGAIN       
First Line: Once again simple %once again childlike
Last Line: The poem opening out %into the grass


OVERNIGHTS       
First Line: Staying overnight in a friend's house
Last Line: Sometimes we are eating %other things


PAGAN       
First Line: At home %in the countryside
Last Line: Smiles like locks %and lies


PART V FROM 'ONCE'       
First Line: It is true - %I've always loved
Last Line: At a white %beach (in alabama) %nude


PERFECTION       
First Line: Having reached perfection
Last Line: The sinner can %use


POEM AT THIRTY-NINE       
First Line: How I miss my father
Last Line: Cooking, writing, chopping wood, %staring into the fire


QPP       
First Line: The quietly pacifist peaceful
Last Line: Blood, on this survival %list


RAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: In me there is a rage to defy
Subject(s): Anger


RAGE       
First Line: In me there is a rage to defy
Last Line: Rams into me %like a sword


REASSURANCE       
First Line: I must love the questions
Last Line: The space %I grow into


REMEMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember / when we ended
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of


REMEMBER       


REMEMBER?       
First Line: Remember me? %I am the girl
Last Line: Hope and just %let us begin


REPRESENTING THE UNIVERSE       
First Line: There are five people in this room
Last Line: It is not enough to be interminable; %one must also be precise


REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sammy lou of rue / sent to his reward
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Murder


REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS       
First Line: Sammy lou of rue %sent to his reward
Last Line: Don't yall forgit to water %my purple petunias'
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Murder


RIGHT TO LIFE: WHAT CAN WHITE MAN SAY TO BLACK WOMAN?       
First Line: What can the white man say to the black woman?
Last Line: That is what the white man can say to the black woman. %we are listening


S M       
First Line: I tell you, chickadee
Last Line: If you could still weep %you would not take the job


SHE SAID       
First Line: She said: when I was with him
Last Line: You inside me, %her lips on my breasts


SHE SAID       


SMELL OF LEBANON       
First Line: In balmy %iconic %prague
Last Line: Of %apples


SO WE'VE COME AT LAST TO FREUD       
First Line: Do not hold my few years
Last Line: What we do have %is good


SOME THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MY TRIPLE BLOODS       
First Line: Black relatives %you are always
Last Line: And I like that %about you


SONG       
First Line: The world is full of colored
Last Line: Colorful people %tra-la-la!


SONGLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: What is the point / of being artists
Subject(s): Art & Artists


SONGLESS       
First Line: What is the point %of being artists
Last Line: These are not decorations %on empty pots
Subject(s): Art And Artists


SOUTH: THE NAME OF HOME       
First Line: All that night %I prayed for eyes to see again
Last Line: Nor the %number


STORM       
First Line: Throughout the storm and party
Last Line: And distinctly your age-old glance %shook the room


STREAKING (A PHENOMENON FOLLOWING THE SIXTIES)       
First Line: The students %went out
Last Line: As the decade %they were formed


SUICIDE       
First Line: First, suicide notes should be
Last Line: Adds up to %is one


SUNDAY SCHOOL, CIRCA 1950 (8)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who made you?' was always
Subject(s): Religious Education; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


SUNDAY SCHOOL, CIRCA 1950 (8)       
First Line: Who made you?' was always
Last Line: And salvage mostly %the leaning
Subject(s): Religious Education


TALKING TO MY GRANDMOTHER WHO DIED POOR       
First Line: No doubt I will end my life as poor as you
Last Line: So nearly %undefeated face


TELLING       
First Line: I want to be with you
Last Line: And let heaven be heaven %at last


THE OLD MEN USED TO SING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): African-americans; Funerals; Old Age; Burials


THE WAYS OF WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: With your unknown
Subject(s): Water


THESE DAYS       
First Line: These days I think of belvie
Last Line: On love. %surely the earth can be saved for us


THESE DAYS       


THESE MORNINGS OF RAIN       
Last Line: And then again, %I need it all


THESE MORNINGS OF RAIN       


THEY TAKE A LITTLE NIP       
Last Line: Leaving all %the weeds


THEY WHO FEEL DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: They who feel death close as a breath
Subject(s): Martyrs


THEY WHO FEEL DEATH       
First Line: They who feel death close as a breath
Last Line: In common sand %crucified


THIEF       
First Line: I wish to own only the warmth
Last Line: It has been acknowledged %I am a thief


THING ITSELF       
First Line: Now I am going
Last Line: In what gibberish %was our freedom %engraved on %our chains


THOSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU       
First Line: If 'those people' like you
Last Line: We talk about %among ourselves


THREATENED       
First Line: Threatened by my rising need %he writes %he is afraid
Last Line: Nothing to still my fear %of his fear %is said %it is this fear %that now devours %desire


THREE DOLLARS CASH (4)       
First Line: Three dollars cash %for a pair of catalog shoes
Last Line: Out %a pig


TO DIE BEFORE ONE WAKES MUST BE GLAD       
Last Line: Sweetly %in one's most subtle smile


TO THE MAN IN THE YELLOW TERRY       
First Line: Dawn came at six today
Last Line: To a %thief?


TORTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: When they torture your mother
Subject(s): Torture


TORTURE       
First Line: When they torture your mother
Last Line: They have made %start another
Subject(s): Torture


UNCLES       
First Line: They had broken teeth
Last Line: Sometimes %a dime


VIEW FROM ROSEHILL CEMETERY: VICKSBURG       
First Line: Here we have watched ten thousand
Last Line: We are not quick to turn %upon our dreams


WALKER       
First Line: When I no longer have your heart
Last Line: Letters %describing my pain


WARNING       
First Line: To love a man wholly
Last Line: Bronze %in the bright sun


WE ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: We alone can devalue gold
Subject(s): Gold; Love


WE ALONE       
First Line: We alone can devalue gold
Last Line: As much as %what is scarce


WE ALONE       


WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL MOTHER       
Last Line: Everything %we know


WE HAVE A MAP OF THE WORLD       
Last Line: Blood %to drink


WELL       
Last Line: Like coconuts %and her red dress


WELL       


WHAT IT FEELS LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: As if I've swallowed


WHAT OVID TAUGHT ME       
First Line: What does it matter? You ask
Last Line: Why don't you shut up and %get in?


WHAT THE FINGER WRITES       
First Line: Your name scrawled on a bit of paper moves me
Last Line: With luck I shall not live there %anymore


WHEN GOLDA MEIR WAS IN AFRICA    Poem Text    


WHEN GOLDA MEIR WAS IN AFRICA       
Last Line: But, withal, opined golda, a people of charm %and good taste
Subject(s): Africa; Meir, Golda (1898-1978)


WHEN YOU SEE WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: When you see water in a stream
Subject(s): Water


WHEN YOU THOUGHT ME POOR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Poverty; Success


WHILE LOVE IS UNFASHIONABLE       
Last Line: Let us gather blossoms %under fire


WHO?    Poem Text    
First Line: Who has not been
Subject(s): Moon


WHO?       
First Line: Who has not been
Last Line: We hoped %you were safe


WILL       
First Line: It does not impress me that I have
Last Line: There's an invisible power %I respect!


WINKING AT A FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Those were the days
Subject(s): Funerals


WINKING AT A FUNERAL (2)       
First Line: Those were the days
Last Line: Knew the arsonist %of the church?
Subject(s): Church Burnings; Racism


WINNIE MANDELA WE LOVE YOU       
Last Line: Of the mother %of the human race


WITHOUT COMMERCIALS       
First Line: Listen, %stop tanning yourself
Last Line: Original %as eve


WOMAN IS NOT A POTTED PLANT       
First Line: Her roots bound %to the confines
Last Line: Nor even honeysuckle or bee


WOMEN (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: They were women then
Variant Title(s): Women
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


WOMEN (3)       
First Line: They were women then
Last Line: Of it %themselves
Variant Title(s): Wome
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


WOMEN OF COLOR' HAVE RARELY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE       
First Line: Since he had few intimate friends, and little
Last Line: To be as interesting as any other aspect %of his career


YES, I KNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Yes, I know I am not
Last Line: Like / this one
Subject(s): African Americans Women; Poetry & Poets


YOU HAD TO GO TO FUNERALS       
Last Line: All eternity to stare %it down


YOUR SOUL SHINES       
Last Line: Each day I walk along the edges %of the tall rocks


YOUR SOUL SHINES