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Love Poems
     

Love Poems

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by Nikki Giovanni
 

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In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works.

From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love," from the

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In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works.

From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love," from the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet" to the elegiac "All Eyez on U," written for Tupac Shakur, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Nikki Giovanni is beloved and revered.

Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems expresses notions of love in ways that are delightfully unexpected. Articulating in sensuous verse what we know only instinctively, Nikki Giovanni once again confirms her place as one of our nations's most distinguished poets and powerful truth-tellers.

In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, starting with her explosive early years in the Black Rights Movement, Nikki Giovanni has earned a reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Her mind-speaking work has made her a universal favorite and a number-one best-seller.The love poems-the revolutionary "Seduction," the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and the tender "My House" to name just a few-are among the most beloved of all Nikki Giovanni's works. Now, Love Poems brings together these and other favorites with over twenty new poems. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems will once again confirm Nikki Giovanni's place among the country's most renowned poets and truth tellers.

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The bold, romantic, and sometimes erotic poems found here include "Seduction," "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and "My House."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688149895
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
276,699
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Love Poems

What It Is

if it's a trail we can hike it
if it has two wheels we can bike it

if it's an allergy we can sneeze it
if it's a pimple we can squeeze it

if it's dew it "covers Dixie"
if it's Tinker Bell it's a pixie

if it's a breeze it can blow us
if it's the sun it can know us

if it's a song we can sing it
if it flies we can wing it

if it's soda pop then it's drinkable
it might be X-Rated but that's unthinkable

if it's a boat we can sail it
if it's a letter we can mail it

if it's a star we can let it shine
if it's the moon it can make you mine

if it's grass we can rake it
if it's free why not take it

if it's a tide it can ebb
if it's a spider it can web

if it's chocolate we can dip it
if it's a golf ball we can chip it

if it's gum we can chew it
I hope it's love so we can do it

Love Poems
. Copyright © by Nikki Giovanni. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Love Poems 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have feelings for this guy i see does he love me too?What does he think of me?i wish i could tell him he makes me whole but im afraid to say whats deep in my soul. I dont want to lose him for then i'd be alone an some days i just car'nt wait to hear his vioce on the phone.He does certin things to make me feel loved. Some days he wants to be alone an my hart is shoved. I want to feel as if im his safeguard the one he can come to when things get hard.I will always be there to help him along an befor we meet i wasnt as strong. I wish i could tell him what i feel inside.But im afraid of what he'll say how he'll act on the outside.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love like rain is an environmental phenomenon. If love is chemical Giovanni 's poems are the catalyst. She reminds me of what I always imagined love was before heart ache and longing. Nikki is my favorite poetry. She's good for your health and your soul ?
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You say that I'm a friend But I want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book for anyone who loves.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderfully original. I have never read poems like these before but I hope to read many more very soon. The poems made me smile and I would recommend it to just about anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My wife and I love this book, and our newborn son appreciates too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nikki Giovanni is one of if not the nation's most widely known African-American female poet. Nikki is notarious for sparking intellectual thought and causing emotional flooding. In her book, Love Poems, she has done it again. She has managed to harnass the use of the English language in a way that has enabled her to enjoy her ride as successful writer for three centuries. Two poems in the book that I would strongly recommend would be, '...And Yeah...This Is a Love Poem' and 'I Take MasterCard'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These poems speak to the heart of anyone, male or female, who has ever experienced love, especially 'Love Is' and 'How do you write a poem.' This is a great collection for anyone longing to read about good, old-fashioned love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The poems were not typical love poems. The poems were about a love for a variety of things, like nature.