The World Will Follow Joy

The World Will Follow Joy

Turning Madness Into Flowers : New Poems

Book - 2013
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In this luminous collection of poems, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker casts her eye on history, politics and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem and the Dalai Lama, she reminds readers of the urgency of this moment in history and of the human capacity to come together and take action. Walker imbues her poetry with memorable images, as well as anger, forgiveness and wisdom. Chronicling the conditions of human life today, The World Will Follow Joy demonstrates Alice Walker's compassion and spirituality.
Publisher: New York :, The New Press,, 2013, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781595588760
Branch Call Number: 811 WAL
Characteristics: xv, 191 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm


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ArapahoeElia Jul 23, 2018

I cannot get enough of Alice Walker's words. I enjoyed this collection of poetry in particular because she has such a reverence for beauty and compassion with difficult modern struggles. This poem was my favorite:

To Stand Beaming and Clapping

To stand beaming and clapping for anyone
who bombs water
& denies to children
its purity to drink
endangers you,
made mostly of water
as you are.
See this. Before it is too late.

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