Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

MY SISTER OF THE WHITE FLOWERS

©2020 by Alice Walker

Every turn around the sun,
Every year on the date of my birth,
No matter where I am
And usually it is the same place,
Wherever I can worship in sunshine,
My gracious Sister of the White Flowers
Finds me.
I look up from whatever Wonder
Is holding me fast,
And there is someone at… Continue reading

Auntie, I simply Can’t Imagine It!
Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza

front of a large wooden boat "A Boat To Gaza"

Auntie, I Simply Can’t Imagine It!

Joining the Freedom Flotilla II To Gaza, Aboard The Audacity of Hope
June 20. 2011  –  ©2011 by Alice Walker

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Why am I going on the Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza? I ask myself this, even though the answer is: What else would… Continue reading

Alice and Native Youth

America Never Was America to Me... Langston Hughes.

The Red and the Black:  Alice and Native Youth

Intertribal Friendship House, Oakland, California, Fall 2019 Photo by Ester Hernandez

RUNNING FOR OUR LIVES: THE RACE FOR LEADERSHIP OF THE UNFREE WORLD

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La Bailarina Acuática 

 

book cover The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates

 

REWARD  ©2020 by Alice Walker

I rarely read reviews, but The Water Dancer, by Ta- Nehisi Coates, moved me so deeply and seemed so extraordinary I was curious about what reviewers might say.  I have now read a few reviewers’ notions, and it is just as I thought: they are on another planet. This is… Continue reading

 

The Sustaining Dignity of the Modest.     Photo by Alice Walker 2019

 

FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING THROUGH THE TRUMP YEARS 

An offering to:

THE PEACE BALL, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2017

Copyright 2017 by Alice Walker

 

1.  Turn up the KINDNESS volume to everyone you know; and some you don’t know.

Kindness … Continue reading

Reprint: We Were Made For These Times, Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, one of the greatest teachers our planet has offered. Thank you, Sister. ~AW

 

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our… Continue reading

Alice and Lynd Staughton standing next to one another

CANDLES AT CHRISTMASTIME

©2019 by Staughton and Alice Lynd

 

Measured by numbers
We have lived 89 and 90 years.
Strangers ask us,
“How long have you two
Been married?”  And we answer,
“68 years.”
 
Gardeners have their own way
To sum things up.
Watching, touching, sniffing
They can tell
A sturdy plant with deep roots
And lovely leaves.
 
Each of… Continue reading

Día de Acción de Gracias Por llegar: Pensamientos sobre los libros que siguen

Book cover title On Earth Cover Online Final A Novel Ocean Vuong

                                                   

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

©by Alice Walker 2019  November 28, 2019
Because Life doesn’t… 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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