Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete / Alice Walker.

Walker brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a world committing eco-suicide.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Walker, Alice, 1944-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1991.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • African images, Glimplses from a tiger's back
  • Love
  • Karamojongs
  • Once
  • Chic freedom's reflection
  • South: The name of home
  • Hymn
  • The democratic order: Such things in twenty years I understood
  • They who feel death
  • On being asked to leave a place of honor for one of comfort; preferably in the northern suburbs
  • The enemy
  • Compulsory chapel
  • To the man in the yellow terry
  • The kiss
  • What Ovid taught me
  • Mornings/ of an impossible love
  • So we've come at last to freud
  • Johann
  • The smell of Lebanon
  • Warning
  • The black prince
  • Medicine
  • Ballad of the brown girl
  • Suicide
  • Excuse
  • To die before one wakes must be glad
  • Exercises on themes from life.
  • In these dissenting times ... surrounding ground and autobiography
  • i. The old men used to sing
  • ii. Winking at a funeral
  • iii. Women
  • iv. Three dollars cash
  • v. You had to go to funerals
  • vi. Uncles
  • vii. They take a little nip
  • viii. Sunday school, circa 1950
  • Burial
  • For my sister Molly who in the fifties
  • Eagle Rock
  • Baptism
  • J, my good friend (another foolish innocent)
  • View from Rosehill Cemetery: Vicksburg
  • Revolutionary petunias
  • Expect nothing
  • Be nobody's darling
  • Reassurance
  • Nothing is right
  • Crucifixions
  • Black mail
  • Lonely particular
  • Perfection
  • The girl who died #1
  • Ending
  • Lost my voice? Of course.
  • The girl who died #2
  • The old warrior terror
  • Judge every one with perfect calm
  • The QPP
  • He said come
  • Mysteries ... the living beyond
  • Mysteries
  • Gift
  • Clutter-up people
  • Thief
  • Will
  • Rage
  • Storm
  • What the finger writes
  • Forbidden things
  • No fixed place
  • New face.
  • The nature of this flower is to bloom
  • While love is unfashionable
  • Beyond what
  • The nature of this flower is to bloom
  • Confession
  • Did this happen to your mother? Did your sister throw up a lot?
  • More love to his live
  • Gift
  • Never off your heart to someone who eats hearts
  • Threatened
  • My husband says
  • Confession
  • The instant of our parting
  • He said:
  • The last time
  • After the shrink
  • At first
  • Janie Crawford
  • Moody
  • Now that the book is finished
  • Having eaten two pillows
  • Light baggage
  • On stripping bark from myself
  • Early losses: A requiem
  • In Uganda an early king
  • Forgive me if my praises
  • The abduction of saints
  • Malcolm
  • (In answer to your silly question)
  • Streaking (a phenomenon following the sixties)
  • "'Women of color' have rarely had the opportunity to write about their love affairs"
  • Facing the way
  • Talking to my grandmother who died poor (while hearing Richard Nixon declare "I am not a crook.")
  • January 10, 1973
  • Your soul shines
  • Forgiveness
  • Even as I hold you
  • "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning."
  • Remember?
  • These mornings of rain
  • First, they said
  • Listen
  • S M
  • The diamonds on Liz's Bosom
  • We alone
  • Attentiveness
  • 1971
  • Every morning
  • How poems are made: A discredited view
  • Mississippi winter I
  • Mississippi winter II
  • Mississippi winter III
  • Mississippi winter IV
  • Love is not concerned
  • She said:
  • Walker
  • Killers
  • Songless
  • A few sirens
  • Poem at thirty-nine
  • I said to poetry
  • Gray
  • Overnights
  • My daughter is coming!
  • When Golda Meir was in Africa
  • If "those people" like you
  • On sight
  • I'm really very fond
  • Representing the universe
  • Family of
  • Each one, pull one
  • Who?
  • Without commercials
  • No one can watch the Wasichu
  • The thing itself
  • Torture
  • Well.
  • Song
  • These days
  • My heart has reopened to you
  • Some things I like about my triple bloods
  • Telling
  • Pagan
  • Natural star
  • If there was any justice
  • Beast
  • Ndebele
  • We have a map of the world
  • The right to life
  • Armah
  • The awakening
  • A woman is not a potted plant
  • Winnie Mandela we love you
  • We have a beautiful mother
  • Once, again.