Audre Lorde

(18 February 1934 – 17 November 1992 / New York City)

Poems of Audre Lorde

1. A Woman Speaks 11/17/2011
2. Afterimages 11/17/2011
3. Coping 9/11/2005
4. For Each of You 9/11/2005
5. From the House of Yemanjá 11/17/2011
6. Hanging Fire 11/17/2011
7. Inheritance 11/17/2011
8. Love Poem 9/11/2005
9. Making Love To Concrete 11/17/2011
10. Movement Song 11/17/2011
11. Never to Dream of Spiders 11/17/2011
12. Now 9/11/2005
13. Power 11/17/2011
14. Recreation 11/17/2011
15. Sisters in Arms 11/17/2011
16. The Electric Slide Boogie 11/17/2011
17. Who Said It Was Simple 11/17/2011

Coping

It has rained for five days
running
the world is
a round puddle
of sunless water
where small islands
are only beginning
to cope
a young boy
in my garden
is bailing out water
from his flower patch
when I ask him why
he tells me
young seeds that have not seen sun
forget
and drown easily.

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