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This woman vomiting her
hunger over the world
this melancholy woman forgotten
before memory came
this yellow movement bursting forth like
coltrane's melodies all mouth
buttocks moving like palm tress,
this honeycoatedalabamianwoman
raining rhythm to blue/black/smiles
this yellow woman carrying beneath her breasts

pleasures without tongues
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 May 2018

something as like as phenomenal woman!

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Rajnish Manga 19 July 2016

Emphatic positioning of the status of coloured women in the society all over the world. Thanks. ]]] here is no place for a soft / black / woman. making pilgrimage to herself. walking.

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Such a wonderful write by Sonia Sanchez??????

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Kayode Are 20 January 2018

Great appreciation of a lady singing blues. A magical revival.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 April 2021

Clearly conveyed, melancholic poem. Congratulations most deserving as The Modern Poem Of The Day. I have much pleasure in reading this important poem.

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 September 2019

his melancholy woman forgotten before memory came this yellow movement bursting forth like coltrane's melodies all mouth.. very fine images. poetical. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 May 2019

his woman wet with wandering, reviving the beauty of forests and winds is telling you secrets gather up your odors and listen as she sings the mold from memory... a very fine poem. tony

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 29 May 2018

Strong images poetical created...nice poem

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 May 2018

Pleasures without tongues! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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