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. The Electric Slide Boogie 11/17/2011
4. Inheritance 11/17/2011
5. Sisters In Arms 11/17/2011
6. Afterimages 11/17/2011
7. Making Love To Concrete 11/17/2011
8. Father Son And Holy Ghost 11/26/2014
9. Recreation 11/17/2011
10. From The House Of Yemanjá 11/17/2011
11. Who Said It Was Simple 11/17/2011
12. Movement Song 11/17/2011
13. Power 11/17/2011
14. Hanging Fire 11/17/2011
15. Never To Dream Of Spiders 11/17/2011
16. A Woman Speaks 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

Read the full of Love Poem


It has rained for five days
the world is
a round puddle
of sunless water
where small islands
are only beginning
to cope
a young boy
in my garden
is bailing out water
from his flower patch
when I ask him why
he tells me
young seeds that have not seen sun
and drown easily.

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