Summary: In this exquisite book, Alice Walker's first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as ''one of the best American writers of today'' (The Washington Post). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth. Alice Walker opens us to feeling and understanding, with poems that cover a broad spectrum of emotions. With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the funda
mental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to experience life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community. About Walker's Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, America said, ''In the tradition of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates and agonizes over the ordinary vicissitudes that link and separate all of humankind,'' and the same can be said about this astonishing new collection, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth.
Summary: In this exquisite book, Alice Walker's first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as ''one of the best American writers of today'' (The Washington Post). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth. Alice Walker opens us to feeling and understanding, with poems that cover a broad spectrum of emotions. With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to experience life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community. About Walker's Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, America said, ''In the tradition of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates and agonizes over the ordinary vicissitudes that link and separate all of humankind,'' and the same can be said about this astonishing new collection, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Random House, Inc. Published: 03/09/2004 International: No
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I Can Worship You I Can Worship You I can worship You But I cannot give You everything. If you cannot Adore This body. If you cannot Put your lips To my Clear water. If you cannot Rub bellies With My sun. The Love of Bodies Dearest One Of flesh & bone There is in My memory Such a delight In the recent feel of your warm body; Your flesh, and remembrance of the miracle Of bone, The structure of Your sturdy knee. The softness of your belly Curves My hand; Your back Warms me. Your tush, seen bottomless, Is like a small, Undefended Country In which is grown Yellow Melons. It is such a blessing To be born Into these; And what a use To put Them to. To hold, To cherish, To delight. The tree next door Is losing Its body Today. They are cutting It down, piece By heavy piece Returning, With a thud, To The earth. May she know peace Eternal Returning to Her source And That her beauty Lofty Intimate With air & fog Was seen And bowed to Until this Transition. I send love And gratitude That Life Sent you (And her) To spend This time With me. After the bombing of 9/11, September 25, 2001 From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Alice Walker's poetry ''A sensitive, spirited, and intelligent poet. Feeling is channeled into a style that is direct and sharp....Wit and tenderness combine into humanity.'' Poetry, about Once ''In these poems there's the power of a mind's concentrated passion....Walker's language moves among griefs, loves, hopes....There's a compassion in the poems that is not only painfully earned but has, each time, to be earned over againand it is this that gives it its authenticity.'' Denise Levertov, author of Life in the Forest, about Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning
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