Sunday, May 1, 2011

Black Woman by Naomi long Madgett

My hair is springy like the forest grasses
That cushion the feet of squirrels
Crinkled and blown in a south breeze
Like the small leaves of native bushes.
My black eyes are coals burning
Like a low, full, jungle moon
Through the darknewss of being.
In a clear pool I see my face.
Know my knowing.

My hands move pianissimo
Over the music of the night:
Gentle birds fluttering through leaves and grasses
They have not always loved,
Nesting, finding home.

Where are my lovers?
Where are my tall, my lovely princes
Dancing slow in grace
Toward knowledge of my beauty?
Where
Are my beautiful
Black men?

4 comments:

Tea said...

Oooooh, your poem is wonderful. I have to fb it and tweet it. Thank you

Tea said...

Don't see how to tweet it.

Sidne,the BCR said...

hey you should post this at www.whatshereads.blogspot.com. she has a poetry meme going on. love this one.check out mine on my page too.

bookaddict4real said...

Thanks for sharing this I thought Ihad my tweet button on here I will have to fix this.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Black Woman by Naomi long Madgett

My hair is springy like the forest grasses
That cushion the feet of squirrels
Crinkled and blown in a south breeze
Like the small leaves of native bushes.
My black eyes are coals burning
Like a low, full, jungle moon
Through the darknewss of being.
In a clear pool I see my face.
Know my knowing.

My hands move pianissimo
Over the music of the night:
Gentle birds fluttering through leaves and grasses
They have not always loved,
Nesting, finding home.

Where are my lovers?
Where are my tall, my lovely princes
Dancing slow in grace
Toward knowledge of my beauty?
Where
Are my beautiful
Black men?

4 comments:

Tea said...

Oooooh, your poem is wonderful. I have to fb it and tweet it. Thank you

Tea said...

Don't see how to tweet it.

Sidne,the BCR said...

hey you should post this at www.whatshereads.blogspot.com. she has a poetry meme going on. love this one.check out mine on my page too.

bookaddict4real said...

Thanks for sharing this I thought Ihad my tweet button on here I will have to fix this.

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