By Alice Walker
During this beautiful booklet, Alice Walker’s first new selection of poetry seeing that 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as “one of the simplest American writers of today” (The Washington Post). The forces of nature and the energy of the human spirit motivate the poems in Absolute belief within the Goodness of the Earth. Alice Walker opens us to feeling and realizing, with poems that disguise a wide spectrum of feelings. With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and pronounces the
fundamental great thing about lifestyles, as she explores what it capacity to adventure lifestyles absolutely, to profit from it, and to develop either as somebody and as a part of a better religious group.
About Walker’s Horses Make a panorama glance extra Beautiful, America stated, “In the culture of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates and agonizes over the normal vicissitudes that hyperlink and separate all of humankind,” and an identical should be stated approximately this stunning new collection, Absolute belief within the Goodness of the Earth.
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Your body rouses, you shake your lion’s mane. Again lying down, a fine striation of lava in the rock, a sleeping ray of light. And while you sleep I stroke you, I polish you, slim axe, arrow with whom I set the night on fire. The sea fighting far oíf with its swords and feathers. Más allá del amor Todo nos amenaza: el tiempo, que en vivientes fragmentos divide al que fui del que seré, como el machete a la culebra; la conciencia, la transparencia traspasada, la mirada ciega de mirarse mirar; las palabras, guantes grises, polvo mental sobre la yerba, el agua, la piel; nuestros nombres, que entre tú y yo se levantan, murallas de vacío que ninguna trompeta derrumba.
45 En Uxmal I. TEMPLO DE LAS TORTUGAS En la explanada vasta como el sol reposa y danza el sol de piedra, desnudo frente al sol, también desnudo. 2. MEDIODIA La luz no parpadea, el tiempo se vacía de minutos, se ha detenido un pájaro en el aire. 3. MAS TARDE Se despeña la luz, despiertan las columnas y, sin moverse, bailan. 4. PLENO SOL La hora es transparente: vemos, si es invisible el pájaro, el color de su canto. 5. RELIEVES La lluvia, pie danzante y largo pelo, el tobillo mordido por el rayo, desciende acompañada de tambores: abre los ojos el maíz, y crece.
48 6. SERPEN T CARVED ON A WALL The wall in the sun breathes, shivers, ripples, a live and tattooed fragment of the sk y: a man drinks sun and is water, is earth. And over all that life the serpent carrying a head between his jaw s: the gods drink blood, the gods eat man.
Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems by Alice Walker