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Haruko/Love Poems

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For Haruko

Little moves on sight

blinded by histories

as trivial or expansive

as the rain

seducing light

into a blurred excitement

Then

she opens

all of one eye

as accurate as longing

as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves

and

rinsing them back

into regular breath

she who sees

she frees each of these

beggarly events

cleansing them

of dust and other death

Poem about Process

And Progress

For Haruko

Hey Baby you betta

hurry it up!

Because

since you went totally

off

I seen a full moon

I seen a half moon

I seen a quarter moon

I seen no moon whatsoever!

I seen a equinox

I seen a solstice

I seen Mars and Venus on a line

I seen a mess a fickle stars

and lately

I seen this new kind a luva

on an' off the telephone

who like to talk to me

all the time

real nice

Resolution # 1,003

I will love who loves me

I will love as much as I am loved

I will hate who hates me

I will feel nothing for everyone oblivious to me

I will stay indifferent to indifference

I will live hostile to hostility

I will make myself a passionate and eager lover

In response to passionate and eager love

I will be nobody's fool

Foreword

WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want to act in accordance with my love,' but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act.

But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan

Synopsis:

For Haruko<P>Little moves on sight <BR>blinded by histories <BR>as trivial or expansive <BR>as the rain <BR>seducing light <BR>into a blurred excitement<P>Then <BR>she opens <BR>all of one eye<BR>as accurate as longing<BR>as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves<P>and<BR>rinsing them back <BR>into regular breath <BR>she who sees <BR>she frees each of these <BR>beggarly events <BR>cleansing them <BR>of dust and other death<P>Poem about Process<BR>And Progress<BR>For Haruko<P>Hey Baby you betta<BR>hurry it up!<BR>Because<BR>since you went totally<BR>offand latelyon an' off the telephone<BR>who like to talk to me<BR>all the time<P>real nice<P>Resolution # 1,003In response to passionate and eager loveForeword<P>WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want toact in accordance with my love, ' but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act.<P>But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan

Synopsis:

For Haruko

Little moves on sight

blinded by histories

as trivial or expansive

as the rain

seducing light

into a blurred excitement

Then

she opens

all of one eye

as accurate as longing

as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves

and

rinsing them back

into regular breath

she who sees

she frees each of these

beggarly events

cleansing them

of dust and other death

Poem about Process

And Progress

For Haruko

Hey Baby you betta

hurry it up!

Because

since you went totally

off

I seen a full moon

I seen a half moon

I seen a quarter moon

I seen no moon whatsoever!

I seen a equinox

I seen a solstice

I seen Mars and Venus on a line

I seen a mess a fickle stars

and lately

I seen this new kind a luva

on an'off the telephone

who like to talk to me

all the time

real nice

Resolution # 1,003

I will love who loves me

I will love as much as I am loved

I will hate who hates me

I will feel nothing for everyone oblivious to me

I will stay indifferent to indifference

I will live hostile to hostility

I will make myself a passionate and eager lover

In response to passionate and eager love

I will be nobody's fool

Foreword

WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want to act in accordance with my love,'but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act.

But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852423230
Editor:
Miles, Sara
Foreword:
Rich, Adrienne Cecile
Foreword by:
Rich, Adrienne Cecile
Foreword:
Rich, Adrienne Cecile
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Author:
Jordan, June
Author:
Miles, Sara
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Love poetry, American
Subject:
Lesbians -- Poetry.
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
High Risk Books
Series Volume:
92-1
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 0.4 in 6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , For Haruko<P>Little moves on sight <BR>blinded by histories <BR>as trivial or expansive <BR>as the rain <BR>seducing light <BR>into a blurred excitement<P>Then <BR>she opens <BR>all of one eye<BR>as accurate as longing<BR>as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves<P>and<BR>rinsing them back <BR>into regular breath <BR>she who sees <BR>she frees each of these <BR>beggarly events <BR>cleansing them <BR>of dust and other death<P>Poem about Process<BR>And Progress<BR>For Haruko<P>Hey Baby you betta<BR>hurry it up!<BR>Because<BR>since you went totally<BR>offand latelyon an' off the telephone<BR>who like to talk to me<BR>all the time<P>real nice<P>Resolution # 1,003In response to passionate and eager loveForeword<P>WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want toact in accordance with my love, ' but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act.<P>But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan
"Synopsis" by , For Haruko

Little moves on sight

blinded by histories

as trivial or expansive

as the rain

seducing light

into a blurred excitement

Then

she opens

all of one eye

as accurate as longing

as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves

and

rinsing them back

into regular breath

she who sees

she frees each of these

beggarly events

cleansing them

of dust and other death

Poem about Process

And Progress

For Haruko

Hey Baby you betta

hurry it up!

Because

since you went totally

off

I seen a full moon

I seen a half moon

I seen a quarter moon

I seen no moon whatsoever!

I seen a equinox

I seen a solstice

I seen Mars and Venus on a line

I seen a mess a fickle stars

and lately

I seen this new kind a luva

on an'off the telephone

who like to talk to me

all the time

real nice

Resolution # 1,003

I will love who loves me

I will love as much as I am loved

I will hate who hates me

I will feel nothing for everyone oblivious to me

I will stay indifferent to indifference

I will live hostile to hostility

I will make myself a passionate and eager lover

In response to passionate and eager love

I will be nobody's fool

Foreword

WHAT IS THIS thing called love, in the poems of June Jordan, artist, teacher, social critic, visionary of human solidarity? First of all, it's a motive; the power Che Guevara was trying to invoke in his much-quoted assertion: "At the risk of appearing ridiculous . . . the true revolutionary is moved by great feelings of love." I think also of Paul Nizan: "You think you are innocent if you say, 'I love this woman and I want to act in accordance with my love,'but you are beginning the revolution. . . . You will be driven back: to claim the right to a human act is to attack the forces responsible for all the misery in the world." Neither of them, admittedly, was claiming the love of a woman for women, the love of a man for men, as revolutionary, as a human act.

But the motive is "directed by desire" in Jordan

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