Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Poems

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1.
To Thine Own Flame Be True

There is a place in all our breasts
where we hold our truest treasures.
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2.
A Space Where A Poem Ought Be

I've known of missing poems before
poems stronger than the suppressing hand
poems more powerful than the invisibility
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3.
The Mockingbird's Song

It was after the flags had been lowered -
We lifted our heads to watch
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4.
We, The Women

(On the 100th Anniversary of Women's' Right To Vote In California)

Centenary greetings to the daughters of the suffragettes.
We are all daughters of the suffragettes.
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5.
Chiascuro (On Cleaning The Sistine Chapel Frescoes)

Ironic that the truth
should be sought
on the shoulder of Eve
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6.
Free At Last - Juneteenth Poem. (Revised)

General Granger brought the news to
Galveston: "The war is over! "
President Lincoln signed a decree;
The Emancipation Proclamation
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7.
A Stand Of Flowers

Sun of Flower
Flower of Sun
Following the daily rotation
leaves at attention
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8.
Where The Hum Begins

I am in a place
where water rolls across the stones
rippling in ranges
too high for human tones to mimic
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9.
Spirit Passing

Beneath the untroubled brambles
beyond the reach of marauding scavengers
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10.
The Task Of Our Time

It is the task of our time to document the ways of our
time; their antecedents and authenticities. To show
the status of ritual as it is alive and in action now.
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