Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns She has said that her poems even the happy ones emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again in the sunlight This collection has two fine strengths a music that comes along sometimes, as sad and cheery as a lonely woman s whistling and Miss Walker Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns She has said that her poems even the happy ones emerge from an accumulation of sadness, when she stands again in the sunlight This collection has two fine strengths a music that comes along sometimes, as sad and cheery as a lonely woman s whistling and Miss Walker s own tragicomic gifts New York Times Book Review.
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful Alice Walker has always turned to poetry to express some of her most personal and deeply felt concerns She has said that her poems even the happy ones emerge from an accumulation of sadness when she

  • Title: Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful
  • Author: Alice Walker
  • ISBN: 9780156421737
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful”

    1. Perhaps Walker should be better known for her poetry than simply best known for The Color Purple. The poems are about race as well as being a woman. This kindle edition includes a brief biography with photos of the author.

    2. Some wonderful stuff here. My three favorites?The hopeful:WE ALONEWe alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the worse for you.Feathers, shells and sea-shaped stones are all as rare.This could be our revolution: to love what is plentiful as much as what's scarce.--------------------The angry:THE DIAMONDS ON LIZ’s BOSOMThe diamonds on Liz’s bosomare not as brightas his ey [...]

    3. Read in Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 CompleteActual rating: 3.75 starsYet again, Walker failed to live up to the musicality of her early poetry, but this collection had much more poetry and power than either Revolutionary Petunias or Goodnight Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning. Walker is definitely moving away from the "poetry as space-around-the-words" technique that she employed in her earlier work, and the final leap into a poetry of what is present is ref [...]

    4. Reading poems by Alice Walker never cease to leave me eager to write—to capture what I am and what I feel about the world around me at this very moment. I imagine her at her desk, perhaps in a room of her own, working through her own pain and uncomfortable emotions and creating these lovely and accessible musings, often with a little twist like this one:"This could be our revolution:To love what is plentifulas much aswhat's scarce."or"On these blustery morningsin a citythat could be wetfrom my [...]

    5. Some lovely poems here. The first 2/3 of the collection inspired and delighted me. I found the last third not weaker, but less interesting in general. That may be my opinion vs a general commentary on Alice Walker, whose work I love. Perhaps they are from a different period in her life. I just didn't feel the lure of the last section. The up-front poems are riveting. Enjoyed this, and will keep it on my poetry shelf. Which is a good thing.

    6. phew. so beautiful and honest. WalkerWhen I no longer have your heartI will not request your bodyyour presenceor even your polite conversation.I will go away to a far countryseparated from you by the sea--on which I cannot walk--and refrain from even sending lettersdescribing my pain.

    7. Sometimes startling, sometimes brutal, sometimes comforting. There's an energy in a lot of these poems that really made them burrow down into my consciousness, which is just what I want from poetry, anyway. My favorite poems were the ones that laid forth our relationship to the world (natural and social worlds, in particular) and that affirmed our power of redefinition of that relationship, which Walker demonstrated so elegantly in "We Alone":We AloneWe alone can devalue goldby not caringif it f [...]

    8. A collection of poems by Alice Walker. I love how her spirit and ethical sense comes through each poem. My favorite poem is "We Alone" which calls us to eschew a love of precious metals and gems which cause ruin to the earth and the people who mine for these rare materials: "This could be our revolution: / to love what is plentiful / as much as / what's scarce."

    9. This collection of poems were very touching and had deep meaning in them. Walker continuously brought up several topics in her poems, such as discrimination, slavery, native americans, war, peace, and love. Her poems reach to the good and bad in everything and can relate to almost any reader.

    10. This was a re-read for our Mother daughter book club. I love the imagery in her poetry. I can't wait to share this one with the girls.

    11. Super-readable and still powerful and beautiful. Recommended for people who are interested in social justice and human rights.

    12. Beautiful. The awesome struggle of living, leading and loving in a society that constantly pushes you to the other. How do we honor anger and compassion in the same place, for the same people?

    13. Just the poem, thinking about Lorraine Hansberry, was 5 stars for me. Inspiring, powerful. I can't believe that I'm just now reading this collection.

    14. "It is not enough to be interminable;/ one must also be precise." Alice Walker's poems here turn a sharp focus onto the world of the 1970s and early 1980s: interpersonal relationships; the experience and politics of being a person, an African American woman, an African American, a woman: colonialism, exploitation and a love of the environment: childhood, growth and friendship. They do so with a keen, self-critical and unflinching eye, a forensic sense of justice and a great generosity of spirit. [...]

    15. Poems written with grace and dignity, some of them powerful in there intelligent simplicity, some of them clearly written with a well placed anger, awareness and heightened awareness. Graceful and poetic, they can sometimes take your breath away

    16. This was my first experience with Walker's poetry, and the collection was hit and miss for me. Some of the poems didn't connect with me, and others did very much. "Poem at 39" was my favorite because it hit me in the gut. That's what I want from poetry.

    17. HorsesPoems that tell about the lives of black women, relate observations about white civilization in America, and ask us to imagine something kinder and better. Highly recommended.

    18. This 1984 collection of poems by Alice Walker pays tribute to her forebears, especially a part-Cherokee grandmother and a white great-great-grandfather who forced himself on her great-great-grandmother, and traces bits of these ancestors in Walker herself and the modern world. It's amazing how much of what she writes still feels modern and relevant over 30 years later in 2017.

    19. I enjoyed these poems. They were accessible and interesting. I thought many of the poems would deal with issues of racism, and they did so beautifully. It took me about an hour and a half to read through them all, and it was well worth it.

    20. Some pleasant, fanciful poetry, the most notable of which - the title poem - I had read in another collection. This book was added to my reading list, along with all her other works, after reading her novel Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart.

    21. This collection of poems were very touching and had deep meaning in them. Walker continuously brought up several topics in her poems, such as discrimination, slavery, native americans, war, peace, and love. Her poems reach to the good and bad in everything and can relate to almost any reader.

    22. A quick little collection of poems, some of which felt rather mundane, while others grabbed me. I'll have to give this another read again soon, and delve into Walker's other work.

    23. This was my first time reading any of Alice Walker's poetry, and I fell in love. they were all so beautiful.

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