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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems by Alice Walker
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“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
“the world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
“Loving humans
means
writing poems & songs
novels & plays, slogans, chants
& protest signs
our critics
want
to stone
us for
while
we think of
them
as people
under different
circumstances
we might
be able
to help”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
“Remember
this--
say it
& know
it
is true:

Alice loves me
Alice loves me

and I am not blamed for this.

...

she knows--
& keeps
the record
that
this
unspeakable
violation

of all of us
so briefly human

is happening
to me.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
“We were not meant to suffer so much and learn nothing.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems
“This room
is very powerful:
Buddha, golden,
holding down one side;
the primordial
Great Mother, black,
offering her
bead
of mitochondria
holding down
the other.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems