Poem of the Week: “Mothers” by Nikki Giovanni

the last time i was home to see my mother we kissed exchanged pleasantries and unpleasantries pulled a warm comforting silence around us and read separate books   i remember the first time i consciously saw her we were living in a three room apartment on burns avenue   mommy always sat in the darkContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Mothers” by Nikki Giovanni”

Poem of the Week: “For Saundra,” by Nikki Giovanni

For Saundra I wanted to write a poem that rhymes but revolution doesn’t lend itself to be-bopping then my neighbor who thinks i hate asked – do you ever write tree poems – i like trees so i thought i’ll write a beautiful green tree poem peeked from my window to check the image noticedContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “For Saundra,” by Nikki Giovanni”

Poem of the Week: “Woman,” by Nikki Giovanni

  Woman she wanted to be a blade of grass amid the fields but he wouldn’t agree to be a dandelion she wanted to be a robin singing through the leaves but he refused to be her tree she spun herself into a web and looking for a place to rest turned to him butContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Woman,” by Nikki Giovanni”

Poem of the Week: Allowables, by Nikki Giovanni

ALLOWABLES   I killed a spider Not a murderous brown recluse Nor even a black widow And if the truth were told this Was only a small Sort of papery spider Who should have run When I picked up the book But she didn’t And she scared me And I smashed her   I don’tContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Allowables, by Nikki Giovanni”

Poem of the Week: “For Saundra” by Nikki Giovanni

For Saundra by Nikki Giovanni i wanted to write a poem that rhymes but revolution doesn’t lend itself to be-bopping then my neighbor who thinks i hate asked – do you ever write tree poems – i like trees so i thought i’ll write a beautiful green tree poem peeked from my window to checkContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “For Saundra” by Nikki Giovanni”