Monthly Archives: May 2017

En español tambien

Two new poems for the audience at the Brooklyn Museum, written after seeing you.

IN THIS INCARNATION

&

IF YOU CAN STAND THE WAIT

IN THIS INCARNATION
© 2017 by Alice Walker

How I have loved
Being the colors
Of wood.

In winter I am
The color
Of cedar
In autumn
Of oak.

Today in brutally hot
Cambodia
I am the color… Continue reading

El poema en español

Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Friday, May 19, 2017

 

Acts of Truth

©2017 by Alice Walker
Inspired by mythologist, Michael Meade

For Julian Assange
Michael was telling us the other night
About some things that might save the world.
One of them surprised me, but the more I thought about it
The… Continue reading

Large old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden

“Nigger”

In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine) ©2017 by Alice Walker

En Español 

NICHE*

EN LA LENGUA DEL AMOR
(HACIENDO MEDICINA DE UN VENENO)

©2017 Alice Walker

Para quienes nos recuerdan cómo funciona esto.

Muy pronto todos podríamos ser niches
un karma justo empieza
a llover sobre nosotros.
Quizá serás más feliz entonces
al hallar que puedes… Continue reading

En EspañolLarge old green tree in field of flowers photo on Alice Walkers Garden

 

“Nigger”

In the Language of Love
(Turning a poison into medicine)

©2017 by Alice Walker

 

For all those who remind us how this works.
 
Pretty soon we might all be niggers -
A just karma is beginning to
snow down upon us.
Maybe you will be happier then:
to find you can indeed
live on your knees
and sometimes create… Continue reading

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