Sonia Sanchez Poems

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1.
Personal Letter No. 3

nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
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2.
A Love Poem Written for Sterling Brown

I'm gonna get me some mummy tape for your love
preserve it for 3000 years or more
I'm gonna let the world see you
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3.
Ballad

forgive me if i laugh
you are so sure of love
you are so young
and i too old to learn of love.
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4.
Under a Soprano Sky

once i lived on pillars in a green house
boarded by lilacs that rocked voices into weeds.
i bled an owl's blood
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5.
To Anita

high/yellow/black/girl
walken like the sun u be.
move on even higher.
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6.
Present

This woman vomiting her
hunger over the world
this melancholy woman forgotten
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7.
Tanka

i kneel down like a
collector of jewels before
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8.
Depression

I have gone into my eyes
bumping against sockets that sing
smelling the evening from under the sun
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9.
An Anthem

for the anc and brandywine peace community
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10.
A Poem for My Father (96 years old on Feb. 29, 2000)

With exact wings
Your words sailed back
into your throat. Could
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