Monday, April 6, 2020

April Is National Poetry Month!


April Is National Poetry Month!

Today I shine the spotlight on a poet, playwright, an author, an activist, and scholar! She authored over 16 books including The American Book Award Winner “Homegirls and Handgrenades.” Nia Long recited Poem No.3 in the Major Motion Picture “Love Jones.”


PERSONAL LETTER NO.3
SONIA SANCHEZ

nothing will keep

us young you know
not young men
or women who spin
their youth
on cool playing sounds
we are what we are

what we never think we are
no more wild geo graphies of the flesh
echoes
that we move in tune
to slower smells
it is a hard thing
to admit that
sometimes after midnight
i am tired
of it all






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