By Naomi Long Madgett
The insightful and informative foreword by means of the editor explains the historic history to the plight of lots of latest African American men. this is often an anthology to which fifty five black ladies contributed optimistic poems approximately usual black males with just a couple of well-known males pointed out. A ground-breaking booklet concerning the confident relationships among women and men. all of the 8 sections is illustrated via Carl Owens. the canopy is from a portray via Paul Goodnight.
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No dirge of slack tempo shall ferry you off no veils or drapes or sounding woe. Throw down the SANDS of our tune under laced shoes I will DANCE my tributes "on the sunny side of the street". SATIAFA (VIVIAN VERDELL GORDON) Copyright © 1992 by Vivian Verdell Gordon Page 45 My Father (In Memory of Kelly Miller) With springtime my father comes alive In the lilac bush he planted At the kitchen door that we Might hear the plain voice Of Walt Whitman burst Through the bloom. In the season's green-tipped Hedge, he lives again.
Daddy reads with the ambiance of sunflowers and saturdays, yesterday afternoon MELBA JOYCE BOYD Page 25 A Little Black Poem 4 Larry (Especially for Larry Martin) A big black man with a big black smile holds my smaller black hand and protects me And his big black mind knows my big black dream and his big black love heals and soothes me In God's big black world full of big black sky comes a big black gift to redeem me: A big black man with a big black heart holds my smaller black hand and protects me.
I want to speak them so you can come home. MONIFA ATUNGAYE Page 73 My Brother's Hand There was a tree. Down. When he reached the bottom, he noticed that his hand had scattered, too, wrenched, ripped, opened, blood he did not feel, pain he could not scream, shape he could not remember. That was in Korea. Before that (as a child) the dog, vicious, snarling, hungering badly for that hand as it reached for a baseball in the animal's yard, the hand between the wired fence that said, KEEP OUT.