James Baldwin


Amen - Poem by James Baldwin

No, I don't feel death coming.
I feel death going:
having thrown up his hands,
for the moment.
I feel like I know him
better than I did.
Those arms held me,
for a while,
and, when we meet again,
there will be that secret knowledge
between us.


Comments about Amen by James Baldwin

  • Aniruddha Pathak (6/27/2019 1:12:00 AM)

    Yes, one of his best indeed. I liked the philosophical write. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (6/1/2019 8:40:00 PM)

    Interesting poem, to say the least. Congrats on being chosen 'POD'. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/1/2019 9:52:00 AM)

    Deeply philosophical poem. One of the best i have read in recent times. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/1/2019 7:04:00 AM)

    Those arms held me,
    for a while,
    and, when we meet again,
    there will be that secret knowledge
    between us.......so touching. A great philosophical poem is amazingly shared.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (6/1/2019 2:34:00 AM)

    He died at 63. so young? ! Too much stress during his life. STRESS can quicken death. That's a fact.
    A thought provoking poem, very simple, but for many readers his message reached many readers around the world.
    He had suffered very much, I reckon. A well deserved choice of PH. CONGRATULATIONS to his beloved family.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/1/2019 12:44:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by James Baldwin.............. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 13, 2016


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