Poems are how we say: this is who we are. Poems are heart and soul made legible.
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Poetry is ancient; poetry is the way peoples have carried their songs forward across culture and across time, saying this is who we are and this is where and what we come from. This human will to sing is itself cross-cultural and cross-temporal. The will to sing is perhaps even biological, for who can imagine a child who does not sing, who does not urge to tell a story or sit riveted in the presence of one? Poems are where voices can join together and sing in a voice more powerful than one.
Poems mark a trail of identities; poems laid end to end are a map of the human voice. The poems gathered in this volume move across time and place to remind us that the world has always been broken and has always been whole. The poem can potentially last forever and thus the poem outlasts the poet.
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For none of us individually will be able to tell our story for all time. Human beings have been vulnerable for as long as there have been human beings, some more so than others. As a student and caretaker of the tradition of black female creativity, I know that tradition has always given handbooks for hard times.
So, too, the poems here. Conduct your blooming in the noise and whip of the whirlwind , wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, words that are always apt. I find that black elders offer the long view in ancestral hum: make a way out of no way , as they say. That genius. The wisdom and beauty of poems is all around us.
Poets tilt their heads and swoop their butterfly nets to capture it, distill it, and give it to the people. Poems are handbooks for human decency and understanding. Poets hold water in their cupped hands and run back from the well because someone is parched and thirsting. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jan 14, Aakanksha rated it really liked it. This book is a journey of an intellectual evolution. The poems if taken in unison, speak a language of being torn between physical love and the passion driven by intellect. However, if you were to take them in segregated forms, they speak of belonging to a curious mind, who wants to fathom it all. The poet describes Solitude, with a fiery intensity, with these lines.
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So, leave me alone and let me wander, I have a cosmos of thought, fancy to attend, Today eve I will find something to ponder, And happ This book is a journey of an intellectual evolution. So, leave me alone and let me wander, I have a cosmos of thought, fancy to attend, Today eve I will find something to ponder, And happily forget to meet an old friend. So, leave me alone and let me wander, I have a cosmos of thought, fancy to attend, Today eve I will find something to ponder, And happi This book is a journey of an intellectual evolution.
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