Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Nikki Giovanni Poems

1. Possum Crossing 6/2/2015
2. The Laws of Motion 7/4/2015
3. Always There Are The Children 8/13/2015
4. Beautiful Black Men 7/3/2015
5. My First Memory ( Of Librarians ) 2/26/2014
6. A Summer Love Poem 12/10/2013
7. I'M Not Lonely 12/10/2013
8. Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day 12/13/2013
9. Nikki-Rosa 12/10/2013
10. Kidnap Poem 12/10/2013
11. And I Have You 12/10/2013
12. I Wrote A Good Omelet 12/13/2013
13. Love Is 12/10/2013
14. A Poem Of Friendship 12/10/2013
15. Choices 12/10/2013
16. Balances 7/19/2006
17. Knoxville Tennessee 11/3/2003
Best Poem of Nikki Giovanni

Knoxville Tennessee

I always like summer
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy's garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
At the church
And go to the mountains with
Your grandmother
And go barefooted
And be warm
All the time
Not only when you go to bed
And sleep

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Childhood rememberances are
always a drag if you're Black
you always remember things like
living in Woodlawn with no inside toilet
and if you become famous or something
They never talk about how happy
you were to have your mother
all to yourself and how good the
water felt when you got your bath

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