Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

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 y Por llegar: Pensamientos sobre los libros que siguen.

 

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

©by Alice Walker 2019  November 28, 2019
Because Life… 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

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

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

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

 

Más Pruebas: ¡Somos Quienes Hemos Estado Esperando!

South African Flags Waving Crowd People South African Flags Waving Crowd People Silhouettes Sunset Clouds AliceWalkersGarden 20190522 Blog Post Insult to South Africans

More proof:  We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For!

Sometime in the late 1980s or early 90s I was arrested for- I believe, not recalling specifics- insisting that the University of California divest holdings that supported the Apartheid state of South Africa. One joy in the event was being held in custody with the… Continue reading

Two males outdoors at protest Free Julian Assange protest signage

I’LL SEE YOU WHEN YOUR TROUBLES GET LIKE MINE  (Traditional Blues)

© 2019 by Alice Walker

for John Shipton

I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine… lord, lord,
I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine.

I was thinking about this song
While watching Julian Assange’s
Father
Being interviewed
By 60 Minutes Australia.
The woman interviewer
Wanted him to
Admit… Continue reading

Harriet Wilson Our Nig Book Jacket Cover

READING “OUR NIG” (Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black) DECADES LATER

Copyright 2019 by Alice Walker

 

Our Nig, the 1859 novel by Harriet E. Wilson, is the saddest book I have read.  It was challenging to read as a young woman. Decades later, I find I must read it in fits and starts. Grief… Continue reading

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