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Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1991.
Series: Jack and Susan Davis Rare Book Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Walker brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a world committing eco-suicide.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poems (texts)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Her blue body everything we know.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1991
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0151400407 9780151400409 0156028611 9780156028615
OCLC Number: 22278093
Description: xvi, 463 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: African images, Glimplses from a tiger's back --
Love --
Karamojongs --
Once --
Chic freedom's reflection --
South: The name of home --
Hymn --
The democratic order: Such things in twenty years I understood --
They who feel death --
On being asked to leave a place of honor for one of comfort; preferably in the northern suburbs --
The enemy --
Compulsory chapel --
To the man in the yellow terry --
The kiss --
What Ovid taught me --
Mornings/ of an impossible love --
So we've come at last to freud --
Johann --
The smell of Lebanon --
Warning --
The black prince --
Medicine --
Ballad of the brown girl --
Suicide --
Excuse --
To die before one wakes must be glad --
Exercises on themes from life. In these dissenting times ... surrounding ground and autobiography --
i. The old men used to sing --
ii. Winking at a funeral --
iii. Women --
iv. Three dollars cash --
v. You had to go to funerals --
vi. Uncles --
vii. They take a little nip --
viii. Sunday school, circa 1950 --
Burial --
For my sister Molly who in the fifties --
Eagle Rock --
Baptism --
J, my good friend (another foolish innocent) --
View from Rosehill Cemetery: Vicksburg --
Revolutionary petunias --
Expect nothing --
Be nobody's darling --
Reassurance --
Nothing is right --
Crucifixions --
Black mail --
Lonely particular --
Perfection --
The girl who died #1 --
Ending --
Lost my voice? Of course. --
The girl who died #2 --
The old warrior terror --
Judge every one with perfect calm --
The QPP --
He said come --
Mysteries ... the living beyond --
Mysteries --
Gift --
Clutter-up people --
Thief --
Will --
Rage --
Storm --
What the finger writes --
Forbidden things --
No fixed place --
New face. The nature of this flower is to bloom --
While love is unfashionable --
Beyond what --
The nature of this flower is to bloom --
Confession --
Did this happen to your mother? Did your sister throw up a lot? --
More love to his live --
Gift --
Never off your heart to someone who eats hearts --
Threatened --
My husband says --
Confession --
The instant of our parting --
He said: --
The last time --
After the shrink --
At first --
Janie Crawford --
Moody --
Now that the book is finished --
Having eaten two pillows --
Light baggage --
On stripping bark from myself --
Early losses: A requiem --
In Uganda an early king --
Forgive me if my praises --
The abduction of saints --
Malcolm --
(In answer to your silly question) --
Streaking (a phenomenon following the sixties) --
"'Women of color' have rarely had the opportunity to write about their love affairs" --
Facing the way --
Talking to my grandmother who died poor (while hearing Richard Nixon declare "I am not a crook.") --
January 10, 1973 --
Your soul shines --
Forgiveness --
Even as I hold you --
"Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning." Remember? --
These mornings of rain --
First, they said --
Listen --
S M --
The diamonds on Liz's Bosom --
We alone --
Attentiveness --
1971 --
Every morning --
How poems are made: A discredited view --
Mississippi winter I --
Mississippi winter II --
Mississippi winter III --
Mississippi winter IV --
Love is not concerned --
She said: --
Walker --
Killers --
Songless --
A few sirens --
Poem at thirty-nine --
I said to poetry --
Gray --
Overnights --
My daughter is coming! --
When Golda Meir was in Africa --
If "those people" like you --
On sight --
I'm really very fond --
Representing the universe --
Family of --
Each one, pull one --
Who? --
Without commercials --
No one can watch the Wasichu --
The thing itself --
Torture --
Well. --
Song --
These days --
My heart has reopened to you --
Some things I like about my triple bloods --
Telling --
Pagan --
Natural star --
If there was any justice --
Beast --
Ndebele --
We have a map of the world --
The right to life --
Armah --
The awakening --
A woman is not a potted plant --
Winnie Mandela we love you --
We have a beautiful mother --
Once, again.
Series Title: Jack and Susan Davis Rare Book Collection.
Responsibility: Alice Walker.


An anthology of poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including "Once" and "Revolutionary Petunias & Other  Read more...


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