Audre Lorde

(18 February 1934 – 17 November 1992 / New York City)

Audre Lorde Poems

1. The American Cancer Society Or There Is More Than One Way to Skin a Coon 10/16/2015
2. A Litany for Survival 4/8/2016
3. Father Son And Holy Ghost 11/26/2014
4. The Electric Slide Boogie 11/17/2011
5. Afterimages 11/17/2011
6. Inheritance 11/17/2011
7. Sisters In Arms 11/17/2011
8. Making Love To Concrete 11/17/2011
9. From The House Of Yemanjá 11/17/2011
10. Movement Song 11/17/2011
11. Who Said It Was Simple 11/17/2011
12. Recreation 11/17/2011
13. Power 11/17/2011
14. Hanging Fire 11/17/2011
15. A Woman Speaks 11/17/2011
16. Never To Dream Of Spiders 11/17/2011
17. Coping 9/11/2005
18. Now 9/11/2005
19. For Each Of You 9/11/2005
20. Love Poem 9/11/2005
Best Poem of Audre Lorde

Love Poem

Speak earth and bless me with what is richest
make sky flow honey out of my hips
rigis mountains
spread over a valley
carved out by the mouth of rain.

And I knew when I entered her I was
high wind in her forests hollow
fingers whispering sound
honey flowed
from the split cup
impaled on a lance of tongues
on the tips of her breasts on her navel
and my breath
howling into her entrances
through lungs of pain.

Greedy as herring-gulls
or a child
I swing out over the earth
over and over

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A Litany for Survival

'For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after

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