To identify the enemy is to free the mind.
If we have the Word let us say it If we have the Word let us be it If we have the Word let us DO.
I am a black woman the music of my song some sweet arpeggio of tears is written in a minor key and I can be heard humming in the night Can be heard humming in the night
If we have the Word let ussay itIf we have the Word let usbe itIf we have the Word let usDO.
I am a black womanthe music of my songsome sweet arpeggio of tearsis written in a minor keyand Ican be heard humming in the nightCan be heardhummingin the night
I'mgonna spread outover Americaintrudemy proud blacknessallover the place.
I try for a poetic language that says, This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do.
Idiom is larger than geography it is the hot breath of a people singing, slashing, explorative. Imagery becomes the magic denominator, the language of a passage, saying the ancient unchanging particulars.