Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Comments about Alice Walker

  • Rookie - 340 Points Dr Abhilasha (5/1/2015 4:53:00 AM)

    Walker voiced her angst wonderfully and effectively with all her fighting spirit.

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Stephen Olufemi Omolara (5/1/2015 2:33:00 AM)

    Wow! What a fighter she is.

  • Silver Star - 3,564 Points Paul Sebastian (3/22/2014 8:06:00 AM)

    Good advice on living frugally when you have little. Great!

  • Rookie Low Law (2/21/2014 9:36:00 AM)

    this is not a poem…in fact most of alice waker's 'poems' are not poems. these do not speak to me, nor do they touch me, intrigue me or mean something. to all of you who look at these poems and believe they have some deep and revolutionary meaning, think again. all this stuff it just sounds like political nagging and complaint, and frankly its tiring me. just because she has some sort of an important name does not make her every product a piece of art. wake up people! think for yourselves for a moment, if i told you that her poems were made by a five year old you would not take it seriously right? so why act as if these are master pieces? ? they're not! i like poems, i love it when they are smart, rhyme, cute, or sad, painful, depressing or even modern poems i don't mind, but this… this is ridiculous.

  • Rookie - 2 Points Michael Warner (3/20/2012 4:17:00 PM)

    Expect Nothing

    Beautiful!

  • Rookie John Wallace (3/20/2012 3:23:00 PM)

    I am very touched by, and enjoyed your poem Blessed are the poor in spirit. It managed to say something I have been trying to communicate for some time now.

  • Rookie - 43 Points Albert Price (2/1/2011 6:08:00 PM)

    The poem 'Expect Nothing' gives me the sensation of unscrewing a lightbulb in total darkness. The expectation is boundless.

  • Rookie Mo. (8/11/2007 1:50:00 PM)

    Amazing Author!
    Her novel, ''The Color Purple, ''
    Won both the Pulitzer prize and
    The American book award.

Best Poem of Alice Walker

Expect Nothing

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

Read the full of Expect Nothing

She

She is the one
who will notice
that the first snapdragon
of Spring
is
in bloom;

She is the one
who will tell the most

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