Better Blackness

January 20, 2014

Amiri Baraka’s Greatest Love Poem

Filed under: Icons,Literature — betterblackness @ 10:06 pm
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For a lady I know

 

talk the talk I need
you, as you resurrect
your consciousness above
the streets,as you walk
with me, and lay
with me, and wonder
what is on
my mind. Oh talk, talk,
lady, and remind yrself
that your are dealing
with a spirit, deal, madam
in your bigassed smiling eyes
in the world of real things-
as I have pronounced the life
in our fingers, real, so you must be
and grow to love me, as I must, of
course, finally. fall on my knees
with love for you

Amiri Baraka

Source link for the poem:
http://mizmolasses.tumblr.com/post/925334980/for-a-lady-i-know

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