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akonoadham · 12 days ago
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sheisloveed · 13 days ago
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Love poems - Nikki Giovanni
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goffjames · 13 days ago
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Open Box - Poetry quotation of the day
Open Box – Poetry quotation of the day
Nikki Giovanni View more Open Box poetry quotations Legacies a poem by Nikki Giovanni her grandmother called her from the playground          “yes, ma’am”       “i want chu to learn how to make rolls” said the old   woman proudlybut the little girl didn’t wantto learn how because she kneweven if she couldn’t say it thatthat would mean when the old one died she would be less   dependent on her…
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lovelyprin · 13 days ago
You are so fucking cute.
What was the last good book you read that you'd recommend to someone?
Thank you love.
I really love reading books on social theory and biographies. Outside of those, I really love poetry.
The book I’d recommend you all putting your hands on is The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni.
One of my favorite poems from the book, Intellectualism.
“sometimes i feel like i just get in
everybody’s way
when i was a little girl
i used to go read
or make fudge
when i got bigger i
read
or picked my nose
that’s what they called
intelligence
or what i got older
intellectualism
but it was only
that i was in the way”
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minnatalviharju · 13 days ago
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Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” Tom Wolfe
“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard
“Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.” – Houssaye
“Trust your intuition and be guided by love.” – Charles Eisenstein
“That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.” – Joan Baez
“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni
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queen-of-thunder · 16 days ago
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Water
Air • Earth • Fire
“A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams // Post by @foxyvalley // “Resignation” by Nikki Giovanni // Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro // “uncontrollable” by @bonemeadows // “Looking for Love” by Don Pomerantz // The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen // excerpt from Anton Chekhov’s notebook // “petrichor (they invented that word for you)” by @twoupee // Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine
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librarianswithattitude · 17 days ago
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Dreams
By Nikki Giovanni
in my younger years before i learned black people aren’t suppose to dream i wanted to be a raelet and say “dr o wn d in my youn tears” or “tal kin bout tal kin bout” or marjorie hendricks and grind   all up against the mic and scream “baaaaaby nightandday   baaaaaby nightandday” then as i grew and matured i became more sensible   and decided i would   settle down and just become a sweet inspiration
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etcmoon · 21 days ago
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stopping by woods on a snowy evening robert frost // apollo pursuing daphne rené-antoine houasse // alabama poem nikki giovanni // mowing ada limón // fantasy sydney long // another birth forough farrokhzad
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authorkims · 22 days ago
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ive-always-hated-you · 27 days ago
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“ Taken Out of Love” ( Poetry Collage with works including Gwendolyn Brooks, Li Young Lee, and Nikki Giovanni and some original lines of my own work)
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( Note: The capital letters at the end of each sentence, are the first letter of either Li Young Lee(L), Gwendolyn Brooks( G) and Nikki Giovanni(N).Their work is theirs, and original works by me are labeled with ( Me)
I do not take any credit for these poets work, but I made a poem collage, and I just wanted to share the poem I had come up with, with choosing parts of each of these three poets 2 works, I found to be very beautiful and meaningful. 
Gwendolyn Brooks poems used: “ To be in Love” and “ Still do I keep my look...My Identity?..” 
Li Young Lee poems used: “ The Gift” and “ Persimmons” and” A Hymn To Childhood”
Nikki Giovanni poem used: “Law of Motion” and “ Poem for a Lady whose voice I Liked”
Taken Out of Love
The summer spreads the tropics of our love(G)
Had You entered that afternoon(L)
Had my body not been pierced by(Me)
Metal that will bury me(L)
Time seems endless as(Me)
Night overlaps day protruding (Me)
Of smug awareness(G)
As(Me)
The dark hangs heavily(G)
You learned to lie still so long( L)
Naked: I forgotten(L)
Forgotten about words my mama had told me (Me)
Man,we are told is the only animal that smile with his lips(N)
Less than angelic, admirable or sure.(G)
Your eyes slowly close hoping that (me) 
as long as you sit very very still,the laws of motion will be in effect(N)
 Your father had always told you that men (Me)
Knew how to beautifully give to women(G)
 If I could make a wish I’d wish for all the knowledge of all   
the world(N)
You would have known that(Me)
The eyes however are the mirror of the soul(N)
And truly, love(Me)
is against man’s nature(N)
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tini21 · 29 days ago
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But it cannot be a mistake to have cared ... It cannot be an error to have tried ... It cannot be incorrect to have loved. - Nikki Giovanni
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con-alas-de-angeles · 29 days ago
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I have wanted to be perfect.
Love does that to you.
Nikki Giovanni, The Collected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: Today: For Mari Evans
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brias-closet · a month ago
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Donny Hathaway- Extension Of A Man(1973). "A man extends himself when he shares his dreams; and we extend ourselves when we receive them."
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psychicdonuts · a month ago
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a lovers embrace
bob hickok // egon schiele “the embrace (detail)” 1917 // dylan thomas “the map of love” // jenny slate “little weirds” // “in the kitchen” helena janecic // “cecila and the satellite” andrew mcmahon // “some sort of love poem” @its_prettybent on ig // ph. nan goldin // nikki giovanni “ever want to crawl”
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lqb2quotes · a month ago
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I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
Nikki Giovanni
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minnatalviharju · a month ago
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I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Unknown
“I need you like a heart needs a beat.” – Unknown
Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag
“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” – Tom Wolfe
“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard
“That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.” – Joan Baez
“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni
“I believe that dreams can surely come true because mine did when we both met. I will never leave you, my love!
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venuslovexo · a month ago
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Today was cute! I’m not buying any more books until I finish these lol.
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