Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Alice Walker Poems

1. You Want To Grow Old Like The Carters 3/16/2012
2. Working Class Hero 3/16/2012
3. When You Thought Me Poor 3/16/2012
4. Word Reaches Us 3/16/2012
5. The Ways Of Water 3/16/2012
6. What It Feels Like 3/16/2012
7. Turning Madness Into Flowers #1 3/16/2012
8. Don’t Be Like Those Who Ask For Everything 3/16/2012
9. The Tree Of Life Has Fallen 3/16/2012
10. Knowing You Might Some Day Come 3/16/2012
11. From: Poems To My Girls 3/16/2012
12. To Change The World Enough 3/16/2012
13. Before I Leave The Stage 3/16/2012
14. What Makes The Dalai Lama Lovable? 3/16/2012
15. If I Was President 3/16/2012
16. Torture 3/16/2012
17. When You See Water 3/16/2012
18. Remember 3/16/2012
19. She 3/16/2012
20. Our Martyr 3/16/2012
21. Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit 3/16/2012
22. Going Out To The Garden 3/16/2012
23. A Picture Story For The Curious 3/16/2012
24. Desire 3/16/2012
25. Be Nobody's Darling 3/16/2012
26. I Will Keep Broken Things 3/16/2012
27. Expect Nothing 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Alice Walker

Expect Nothing

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

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Going Out To The Garden

Going out to the garden
this morning
to plant seeds
for my winter greens
-the strong, fiery mustard
& the milder
broadleaf turnip-
I saw a gecko
who

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