Sample text for Absolute trust in the goodness of the earth : new poems / Alice Walker.

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Counter I Can Worship You

I Can Worship You

I can worship You

But I cannot give You everything.

If you cannot


This body.

If you cannot

Put your lips

To my

Clear water.

If you cannot

Rub bellies


My sun.

The Love of Bodies

Dearest One

Of flesh & bone

There is in

My memory

Such a delight

In the recent feel of your warm body;

Your flesh, and remembrance of the miracle

Of bone,

The structure of Your sturdy knee.

The softness of your belly


My hand;

Your back

Warms me.

Your tush, seen bottomless,

Is like a small,

Undefended Country

In which is grown Yellow Melons.

It is such a blessing

To be born

Into these;

And what a use

To put

Them to.

To hold,

To cherish,

To delight.

The tree next door

Is losing

Its body


They are cutting

It down, piece

By heavy piece


With a thud,

To The earth.

May she know peace

Eternal Returning to

Her source


That her beauty



With air & fog

Was seen

And bowed to

Until this Transition.

I send love

And gratitude

That Life

Sent you

(And her)

To spend

This time

With me.

After the bombing of 9/11, September 25, 2001

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