Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

Knoxville Tennessee


I always like summer
Best
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy's garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
Barbeque
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
Outside
At the church
Homecoming
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

Submitted: Monday, November 03, 2003

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  • Ladawn Trice (3/16/2012 7:59:00 AM)

    enjoyed this piece, words of purity, see yourself there, feel the breeze and warmth, the cold ice cream on your tongue..... (Report) Reply

  • Marie Rivera (7/9/2006 1:19:00 PM)

    It's nice when the feeling and emotion are invoked, effortlessly. You don't even have to close your eyes, you're just there. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (7/8/2006 9:16:00 AM)

    lovely sentiments of an age warmed by sunshine and pure gospel in the air
    A beautiful write
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Glen Shorts (5/21/2006 4:28:00 PM)

    If this poem is so 'good' how come no one comments on it? All the hits have been over a short time period. Hmmmm. (Report) Reply

  • Adryan Rotica (3/8/2005 3:43:00 AM)

    I think you've captured the ''American Dream''...land of milk and honey...does this world still exist in the 'ol US of A? Nice feelings...for a minute, I really believed I was there. Good Poem. (Report) Reply

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