Greetings everyone. I am very sorry for this very late edition of the Friday Night Poetry Corner. A great friend of mines got on my case today by such a postponement so I will showcase two poems tonight.
Yes I know it’s a Sunday like Miles Davis–“So What.” lol.
The features poets for tonight in further honoring of Black History Month is Lucille Clifton and June Jordan. The magnificent poets, their brilliance makes the pen to paper as greater as apple pie to ice cream. Or donuts to coffee, whiskey to cigars—
Just great combos for ones’ pleasure in wants and mental needs..
Let me stop writing, enjoy and look up more of their works, you won’t be disappointed. I promise that.
Lucille Clifton, “1994” from the terrible stories. Copyright © 1996 by Lucille Clifton. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions, Ltd.
A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters
June Jordan, “A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters” from Directed By Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Copyright © 2005 by The June M. Jordan Literary Trust. Used by permission of The June M. Jordan Literary Trust, www.junejordan.com.