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Desire is the kind of thing that

eats you


leaves you starving.

-Poem, by Nayyirah Waheed


Title: True Phoenix

“Still I Rise” – Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt… 231 more words

Acrylic Painting

Celebrate Black Poets

Alone by Maya Angelou

Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone… 145 more words


Black Poetry Writing Month: Traveling through Time...Black Arts Movement

Welcome to Week 3 of BlaPoWriMo!

For the uninitiated, Black Poetry Writing Month (BlaPoWriMo) is a month-long writing challenge that combines the ambition of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) with the history, education, and self-reflection of Black History Month. 918 more words


Celebrate Black Poets

You Came, Too by Nikki Giovanni

I came to the crowd seeking friends
I came to the crowd seeking love
I came to the crowd for understanding… 53 more words


Celebrate Black Poets

The Paradox by Paul Laurence Dunbar

I am the mother of sorrows,

   I am the ender of grief;

I am the bud and the blossom, 192 more words


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends… 176 more words