Monthly Archives: May 2013

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The Foolishness of Captivity

An Open Poem for Who the Shoe Fit

Copyright © 2011 by Alice Walker

Younger brother,
it is plain as day to those who love you
that you have fallen into the devil’s hands.
It can happen, all too easily, to good people;
look at Jesus: He fell and has kept falling
for over two thousand years;
that is… Continue reading

November 10, 2011

To Whom It May Concern

With Special Attention to:

  1. The Prime-Minister of Israel
  2. The Attorney General of Israel
  3. MK Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset

From Alice Walker, American Author and Jurist for the Russell Tribunal, Cape Town, South Africa
November 5-7, 2011.

It is with grave concern for MK Haneen Zoabi that I write to you today.  It is my… Continue reading

From new book of poems, Spring 2013
THE WORLD WILL FOLLOW JOY: Turning Madness Into Flowers


photo of a gecko

Going out to the garden
©2012 by Alice Walker

Going out to the garden
this morning
to plant seeds
for my winter greens
-the strong, fiery mustard
& the milder
broadleaf turnip-
I saw a gecko
like the rest of us
has been
from the heat.… Continue reading