Photo by Alice Walker

Spring Poem 

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

For daisy, zinnia, petunia, jasmine, rose, tenzin, rebecca, rachel, braxton, auden

The seed from last year’s garden

Has been scattered

By the wind.

When I return in Spring
Tiny green faces
Are everywhere.

Some have landed
As we might too
In dry
& rocky

But mother has returned
And she
Is… Continue reading

Somebody Died for Us: 


Martin Luther King, Jr.

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We are the Ones We have been Waiting For

Alice Walker speaking about Martin Luther King, Jr (start time 9:37 to 39.25 end time)

Atlanta, Georgia

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    Ley Es Aquí y Ahora; Quizás Lo Hayas Notado 

    It Is Here Now; Maybe You Have

    Noticed It

    Copyright © 2018 by Alice Walker

    You could always tell
    Where it was going:
    Free thought was always
    Going to be cornered,
    Caught, held captive
    By those
    With Everything
    To hide.
    We are never given
    Anything healthful
    Or truthful
    By those who have
    Traditionally… Continue reading

    Leer esto, Una Leccion: Nunca Vayas Por El Mercado, en español

    Lesson:  Never Wander Into the Marketplace
    After a Silent Retreat.
    Or During.  Which Is What I Just Did.

    Copyright ©2018 by Alice Walker
    Perplexed by signs for “bookstore” and finding none, I wandered once again down the path beside the new community building.  I saw folks going in. I had… Continue reading

    El Poema, ALENTADA POR LOS MILAGROS DE LA VIDA, en Españolmango-tree-alice-walker-post-2018-01-06

    Encouraged by the Miracles of Life

    ©2018 by Alice Walker

    for Rebecca, Tenzin and Rachel

    December 6, 2018

    For instance:
    The wisdom of the mango tree.
    Two years ago
    A hurricane
    Named Patricia
    -The worst storm
    ever to hit Earth
    according to those keeping record
    of relatively recent times-
    Destroyed two mango trees… Continue reading

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    A Good Prayer For Starting One’s Day In These Times …

    Humans are amazing.  Thank You

    For Making Us! 

    Whoever or Whatever You are,

    Of whatever Dimension or Frequency!

    Thank you for giving us Ourselves to enjoy!

    For instance, I went last night to my local movie palace in Oaklandia (as Frida Kahlo… Continue reading


    the color purple cynthia erivo joaquina kalukango alice walkers garden

    Word that the Texas prison system has banned The Color Purple this week, made me wish to share the thoughts below.  I am off to a silent retreat in hopes of “re-setting” myself. Otherwise I would have found a great picture to go with this!  Well, imagine your family, with all the wild… Continue reading

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     I Live Now As If I Will Never See You Again

    Copyright 2017 by Alice Walker

    I live now
    As if I will never see you again;
    I should have been living
    This way all along.

    Here is a cure for every kind
    Of impatience
    & Irritation;
    Every anticipation
    Of regret.

    I love you as I love the fields
    That I… Continue reading

    Ayobami Adebayo Baileys Women Prize Fiction 2017 Alice Walkers Garden

    Stay With Me is a fabulous novel.

    Ayobami Adebayo has made such a moving commitment to fierceness and truth that the tenderness that emerges also in her characters is as welcome as a spring shower.  What a heart this writer has; how it renews our hope for a world in which it can continue to thrive.

     Best, I think, on Audible.

    I… Continue reading

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    Mandela on historic trip to Palestine this week

    (26 to 29 November 2017)

    Nelson Mandela trip to Palestine November 2017 Alice Walkers Garden

    PRESS ALERT – Mandela on historic trip to Palestine this week (26 to 29 November 2017)

    26 November 2017

    Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Chief Mandla Mandela MP, is on a historic visit to Palestine. Mandela, who arrived in Palestine this morning (Sunday 26 November),… Continue reading