Sonia Sanchez
Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez

Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez

nothing will keepus young you knownot young men orwomen who spintheir youth oncool playing sounds.we are what weare what we neverthink we are.no more wild geographies of theflesh. ...

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Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

(after the spanish)forgive me if i laugh you are so sure of love you are so young and i too old to learn of love.the rain exploding in the air is love the grass excreting her ...

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Poem No. 8 by Sonia Sanchez

Poem No. 8 by Sonia Sanchez

I've been a woman with my legs stretched by the wind rushing the day thinking i heard your voice while it was only the nite moving ...

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Present by Sonia Sanchez

Present by Sonia Sanchez

This woman vomiting herhunger over the worldthis melancholy woman forgottenbefore memory camethis yellow movement bursting forth likecoltrane's melodies all mouthbuttocks moving ...

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To Anita by Sonia Sanchez

To Anita by Sonia Sanchez

high/yellow/black/girl walken like the sun u be. move on even higher. those who laugh at yo/color have not moved to the blackness we be about cuz as Curtis ...

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Under a Soprano Sky by Sonia Sanchez

Under a Soprano Sky by Sonia Sanchez

once i lived on pillars in a green house boarded by lilacs that rocked voices into weeds. i bled an owl's blood shredding the grass until i rocked in a choir of worms. obscene ...

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An Anthem by Sonia Sanchez

An Anthem by Sonia Sanchez

Our vision is our voicewe cut through the countrywhere madmen goosestep in tune to Guernica.we are people made of firewe walk with ceremonial breathswe have condemned talking ...

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A Love Poem Written for Sterling Brown by Sonia Sanchez

A Love Poem Written for Sterling Brown by Sonia Sanchez

(after reading a New York Times article re a mummy kept preserved for about 300 years) I'm gonna get me some mummy tape for your love preserve it for 3000 years or ...

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Depression by Sonia Sanchez

Depression by Sonia Sanchez

I have gone into my eyesbumping against sockets that singsmelling the evening from under the sunwhere waterless bones movetoward their rivers in incense.a piece of light crawls up ...

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14 haiku by Sonia Sanchez

14 haiku by Sonia Sanchez

1.Your limbs buriedin northern muscle carrytheir own heartbeat2.Mississippi...alert withconjugated pain3.young Chicagostutterer whistlingmore than flesh4.your poreswild stars ...

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Blues by Sonia Sanchez

Blues by Sonia Sanchez

In the night in my half hour negro dreams i hear voices knocking at the door i see walls dripping screams up and down the halls won't someone open the ...

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Tanka by Sonia Sanchez

Tanka by Sonia Sanchez

i kneel down like a collector of jewels before you. i am singing one long necklace of love my mouth a sapphire of grapes.

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A Poem for My Father (96 years old on Feb. 29, 2000) by Sonia Sanchez

A Poem for My Father (96 years old on Feb. 29, 2000) by Sonia Sanchez

With exact wings Your words sailed back into your throat. Could not fly forward. Your mouth face startled by this autumn Thunder went south again. I had forgotten the salute of ...

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