The World Will Follow Joy

The World Will Follow Joy

Turning Madness Into Flowers (new Poems)

Book - 2013
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""Poetry is leading us," writes Alice Walker in The World Will Follow Joy. In this dazzling collection, the beloved writer offers more than sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activitists. Hailed as a "lavishly gifted wirter" (The New York Times), Walker imbues her poetry with eocative images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Casting her poetic eye toward history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures such as Jimmy Carter Gloria Steinem, and the dalai Lama, she is indeed a "muse for our times" (Amy Goodman)"-dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781595588760
1595588760
9781595588876
Branch Call Number: 811.54 W1512W 2013
Characteristics: xv, 191 pages ; 19 cm

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ArapahoeElia Jul 23, 2018

I cannot get enough of Alice Walker's words. I enjoyed this collection of poetry in particular because she has such a reverence for beauty and compassion with difficult modern struggles. This poem was my favorite:

To Stand Beaming and Clapping

To stand beaming and clapping for anyone
who bombs water
& denies to children
its purity to drink
endangers you,
made mostly of water
as you are.
See this. Before it is too late.

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