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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

Para Los Indigenas
 
 

In the 16th century, when Portuguese settlers arrived in Brazil, there were about 3 million native people living there. Now there are only about 1 million. Indigenous peoples make up 1% of Brazil’s population. Here, an indigenous man sits on a scorched branch.

Giorgos Moutafis / Bild / Sources: BILDIBGEFunai

 

For the indigenous 2019-10-11 Alice Walkers Garden

 

For… Continue reading

Hemos venido a bailar

 

Alice Walker and artist friend 2019-10-06

Alice Walker and Yvonne Littleton, muralista. Dancing.  Lake Merritt Sailboat House, Oakland, California, Oct 6, 2019.  Photo by Jean Weisinger

 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing 

 

WE HAVE COME TO BE DANCED

 

BY JEWEL MATHIESON

We have come to be danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
But… Continue reading

Y Cuando Llegue El Tiempo

 

Maestrapeace book cover A meditation on the murals of The Womens Building in San Francisco

And When The Time Comes

A Meditation on the murals
of The Women’s Building
in San Francisco

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

And when time comes
We can say that we honored the beauty,
The strength,
The lovingkindness
The formidable grace
And fierceness
Of Women.

That we saw them clearly
In their apparently casual
Abundance of nurturing,
Caring, protecting,… Continue reading

 Claramente la respuesta es compartir


Smith Corona Typewriter Alice Walker My new typewriter!

Clearly the Answer Is To Share

For Tayari Jones
©2019 by Alice Walker

We met each other
through our books.
And then on the road in the wilds of Northern Michigan.
You, instantly, to me, another literary daughter.
How proud I am of you.
You said wisely: I write my books, I only write
my books,… Continue reading

The author Julian Aguon with Hawaiian activist/artist Meleanna Meyer

 Everyone Must Go

©2019 by Alice Walker

It is a great sadness that any American should be denied entry to Palestine, and particularly those, like Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who wish to go in solidarity with the people, one of them a relative, a grandmother, not simply as tourists.  Years ago, a… Continue reading

La Violencia

VIOLENCE:

All beings tremble before violence.
All fear death. All love life.
See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt?
What harm can you do?
He who seeks happiness
By hurting those who seek happiness
Will never find happiness.
For your brother (sister) is like you.
He wants to be happy.
Never harm him…
Never speak harsh words
For they will… Continue reading

You Died, And Then I Understood Charlie Larson Walker

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France 

You Died, And Then I Understood

Copyright © 2019 by Alice Walker

Charlie Larson Walker/June 17, 2019/3:15 AM

You died in my arms, and yes,
My heart felt crushed.

Another dog, much younger than you,
Was frisking about
As dogs do.
I was annoyed. How dare she live… Continue reading

“Countries” Are Not Needed Anymore

©2019 by Alice Walker

 
“Countries” are not needed anymore.
They were formed
To govern the flow of goods:
Humans, Cattle
Oil
Bananas
And Gold.
Mostly gold.
And now they are disappearing.
Look at a few of those
Near you.
They thought they were
Real countries;
They thought
They would last forever.
They had a song, they had a state… Continue reading

Film Trailer [2:30 min]

RENEGADE: THE LIFE STORY OF DAVID ICKE, a #1 documentary film in England and climbing the charts in other countries. An example of perseverance over daunting odds from which we might draw strength.

Do we need strength? We do.

 Beautifully directed  by Stephen Peek and gracefully edited by Maria Demeshkina Peek.  Music by Jake Hull.

 

Be Nobody’s… Continue reading

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