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The World Will Follow Joy

Turning Madness Into Flowers (new Poems)
Walker, Alice (Book - 2013)
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Here the author offers more than 60 new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists. This collection features verse that deals with history, politics and nature, and pays tribute to Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama. She imbues her poetry with evocative images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and wisdom. By actively chronicling the conditions of human life today, she shows her compassion, spirituality, and necessary political commitments; these poems remind us of our human capacity to come together and take action, even in troubled political times, and illuminate what it means to live in our world today. -- From book jacket.
Authors: Walker, Alice, 1944-
Uniform Title: Poems. Selections
Title: The world will follow joy
turning madness into flowers (new poems)
Publisher: New York :, The New Press,, 2013.
Characteristics: xv, 191 pages ;,19 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: What makes the Dalai Lama lovable?
If I was president ("were may be substituted by those who prefer it")
From: poems for my girls
Don't be like those who ask for everything
Knowing you might someday come
Turning madness into flowers #1
What it feels like
Before I leave the stage
Remember?
Working class hero
The ways of water
You want to grow old like the Carters
The answer is: live happily!
Word reaches us
When you see water
This is a story of how love works
Alice and Kwamboka
May it be said of me
And do you see what they have bought with it?
She
Our martyrs
The tree of life has fallen
To change the world enough
Blessed are the poor in spirit
What do I get for getting old? a picture story for the curious!
Desire
March births
Two boys on a pink tricycle
Coming to worship the 1,000-year-old cherry tree
Listening to Bedouins, thinking of Bob
Peonies
Black and white cows
Worms won't need a menu
From paradise to paradise
Sailing the hot streets of Athens, Greece
Life takes its own sweet time
One meaning of the immaculate heart
To stand beaming and clapping
And in that sacred time
Why peace is always a good idea
Hope
Tranquil
The raping of maids
This human journey
In this you are wrong
Hope to sin only in the service of waking up
The part of God that stings
9/11: an irrelevant truth
The Buddha's disagreeable relative
We who have survived
Racism dates us
The world we want is us
The joyful news of your arrest
Every revolution needs fresh poems
The foolishness of captivity
Despair is the ground bounced back from
Occupying Mumia's cell
Another way to peace
We pay a visit to those who play at being dead
Democratic womanism
Democratic motherism
After many years and much silliness
When I join you
Going out to the garden.
Summary: Here the author offers more than 60 new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists. This collection features verse that deals with history, politics and nature, and pays tribute to Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama. She imbues her poetry with evocative images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and wisdom. By actively chronicling the conditions of human life today, she shows her compassion, spirituality, and necessary political commitments; these poems remind us of our human capacity to come together and take action, even in troubled political times, and illuminate what it means to live in our world today. -- From book jacket.
Local Note: 1 15 16 17 18 53 102 118 138 148 149 152 153 203 210 211 231 242 244 250
ISBN: 1595588760
9781595588760
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Walker
Subject Headings: Death Poetry. Aging Poetry. Nature Poetry. Political science Poetry. Historical poetry.
Genre/Form: Poetry.
Poetry.
Topical Term: Death
Aging
Nature
Political science
Historical poetry.
LCCN: 2012041853
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