Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Balances - Poem by Nikki Giovanni

In life
one is always
balancing
........................
........................
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Comments about Balances by Nikki Giovanni

  • Bharati Nayak (11/16/2017 10:53:00 PM)


    Congratulations for being selected as Poet of the Day! ! I have a poem named - -Balancing.I wish you to have a look at my poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (11/16/2017 10:49:00 PM)


    Wow- - Balancing is so essential to life! ! A beautifully crafted poem- - - - -

    , In life
    one is always
    balancing

    like we juggle our mothers
    against our fathers

    or one teacher
    against another
    (only to balance our grade average)

    3 grains of salt
    to one ounce truth '

    We balance hot with cold, pleasure with pain, - - - - - - Life would have been topsy-turvy with out the act of balancing.
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  • (11/16/2017 2:08:00 PM)


    Beautifully crafted write about life. A food for thought. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2017 12:34:00 PM)


    Just loved this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2017 11:55:00 AM)


    life is a juggling act on a livewire, your always bound to loose something in the act. you have to learn to balance what you can and cannot do. She gets it. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/16/2017 11:44:00 AM)


    Black essence! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/16/2017 9:07:00 AM)


    The more you are expert in balancing situations in life, the more you enjoy peace and happiness. Very nice poem. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (11/16/2017 8:04:00 AM)


    Life is all about balance. Balance is the right but Passion finds that balance dull and boring. Somehow it manages to commands more than balance. Beautiful poem. Appeals to sense of balance with a passion. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (11/16/2017 5:26:00 AM)


    Life is always about balance. Very thoughtful poem. Did enjoy reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Prativa Rani (11/16/2017 4:23:00 AM)


    to balance
    the pleasure of loneliness
    against the pain
    of loving you
    Beautiful poem shared.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/16/2017 2:55:00 AM)


    Beautifully presented this poem on balances of life and lonelyness. It may be quoted...
    In life
    one is always
    balancing

    like we juggle our mothers
    against our fathers
    ....................................
    the pleasure of loneliness
    against the pain
    of loving you
    Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/16/2017 2:39:00 AM)


    Such a brilliant write, Nikki... congrats for being chosen... a full 10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Binayakumar Mohanty (11/16/2017 1:35:00 AM)


    Ground reality of life is nicely presented dear poetess.I would like to quote some lines.
    3.grains of salt
    to one ounce truth
    .......................
    We used to talk all night
    and do things alone together
    ................
    to balance
    the pressure of loneliness

    against the pain of loving you.Every line worth Quoting.Thanks for sharing
    Binaya.
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  • Hassan Hayati (11/16/2017 1:23:00 AM)


    The pleasure of loneliness, what a nice balance. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (11/16/2017 12:42:00 AM)


    we used to talk all night
    and do things alone together

    and i've begun

    (as a reaction to a feeling)
    to balance
    the pleasure of loneliness
    against the pain
    of loving you
    Oh great poetess you told volumes in these few lines.
    Thanks for the lovely poem shared,
    Regards.
    Subhas
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  • Robert Murray Smith (11/16/2017 12:11:00 AM)


    This is a poem from a poetess of note. Excellent.10

    Robert.
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  • P. Mason (12/13/2016 8:53:00 PM)


    Oh, I like very much! Excellent imagery....I'll read more (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2016 10:14:00 AM)


    out on a limb....balance (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/30/2015 12:05:00 PM)


    we used to talk all night
    and do things alone together.....nice lines
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  • Terry Craddock (6/4/2015 5:17:00 PM)


    Life Checks Balances Wisely Weighted

    Life has various checks balances
    beware false weights false values
    truly valuable assets experiences friends

    not valued wisely
    not appreciated until lost
    not held in esteem

    experiences are part of the fabric of our souls
    true friends enrich share journeys in our lives
    sow peace love harmony wisdom into our minds


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Balances' by Nikki Giovanni.
    Dedicated to Nikki Giovanni.
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