Friday, March 21, 2008

Words For Warfare

I
am a black woman
tall as a cypress
strong
beyond all definition still
defying place
and time
and circumstance
assailed
impervious
indestructible
Look
on me and be
renewed

Mari Evans - Last stanza of her poem, I Am A Black Woman

2 comments:

wisdomteachesme March 21, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

ohhhhhhhhi love mari evans!
i have all her books and just love her insightfulness! her way with words is uplifting!
she is one of the poets if would use in the classroom for our poetry projects.
thanks prof--not many people know about her life and her life's work!

she has truly been overlooked...so to speak.

Ravenelvenlady March 21, 2008 at 11:54 AM  

Thank you for that beautiful, inspiring poem. This is who I know black women to be.

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