Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thanksgiving: I Am Thankful for Artists; I Am Thankful for Books

©by Alice Walker 2019  November 28, 2019

Because Life doesn’t seem to slow down just because we’re doing over Seventy, I haven’t been able to write the million thoughts I’ve had about six extraordinary books that seem to me a map of where we are, in the US and on the planet.… Continue reading

 

This piece turned up on my computer the day I was reading about the new film Queen and Slim; in which  both main  characters are black. Really.  I’m not sure where it is published; it seemed perhaps a timely look at how we might honor both our sounds and our looks.

Why write Speech you will never hear again?

To… Continue reading

With Kaola bear. The outback. Australia. 1990s

Photo by Jean Weisinger

 

Australia Fire Koala Bear – WP article 2019-11-15

Kaola Bear, Beloved

© 2019 by Alice Walker

 

None of this is your fault,
You are blameless;

Like all  creatures

entirely native to this earth.

You are warm.  You love to hug.
In your eyes there is wonder

and peace.

There are… Continue reading

En Cuba: Familia: Manuel y Madai.

Manuel and Madai 2019
In Cuba

©2019 by Alice Walker
 
In Cuba
These are the people
You wish to hurt.
I believe there is a penalty
For harming those
Who are good.
This grandfather,
Smiling with joy;
This granddaughter
Oblivious of danger
Happy to have arrived
In his arms.

This is a good man.
Holding a delightful human… Continue reading

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