Thursday, August 24, 2006

August 24, 2006: Knoxville, Tennessee

I love this poem by Nikki Giovanni.
It's such a simple slice of life. I discovered it years ago in the form of a children's book. Today Laurel read to a resident at a local senior's assisted living facility, and I was so touched to see that she'd picked out this poem to read. I hadn't read it to her in years; it was just in one of her poetry books.

Knoxville, Tennessee

I always like summer
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy's garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
At the church
And go to the mountains with
Your grandmother
And go barefooted
And be warm
All the time
Not only when you go to bed
And sleep

Nikki Giovanni

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