Audre Lorde

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

Love Poem Poem by Audre Lorde


Speak earth and bless me with what is richest
make sky flow honey out of my hips
rigis mountains
spread over a valley
carved out by the mouth of rain.

And I knew when I entered her I was
high wind in her forests hollow
fingers whispering sound
honey flowed
from the split cup
impaled on a lance of tongues
on the tips of her breasts on her navel
and my breath
howling into her entrances
through lungs of pain.

Greedy as herring-gulls
or a child
I swing out over the earth
over and over
again.

Submitted: Sunday, September 11, 2005

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  • Gold Star - 24,818 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (11/25/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Earth from birth to earth it gives us the life and freedom and all we enjoys. How wonderful and marvelous to imagine the thoughts about earth. Here the poem is also great. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (6/4/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    ..........a love poem for our mother earth....beautifully written... (Report) Reply

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