Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

by Alice Walker, Casa Madre, Mexico 2018

Photo by Alice Walker

Sometimes I Just Thank God I’m Black

And Call It a Day

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

No, I’m thankful for the constant
Give and take I have with Creator,
And by Creator
What else could I mean
But the Sun?  The real reason
We are taught to pray looking
In that direction.
They slapped a man who looked
Like… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Alice / Alicia, con mucho cariño <3

I heard this song the other day and it reminds me of you and wanted to share it with you

Some wonderful photos I found of you

The song is “Gracias a la Vida”

Translation of this rendition:


Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She gave me… Continue reading

 Poema De Primavera

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… 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