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Monday, 29 October 2012

Beauty by Grace Nichols

Beauty
is a fat black woman
walking the fields
pressing a breezed
hibiscus
to her cheek
while the sun lights up
her feet

Beauty
is a fat black woman
riding the waves
drifting in happy oblivion
while the sea turns back
to hug her shape.

From: http://signifyinguyana.typepad.com/signifyin_guyana/2008/08/an-invitation-from-a-fat-black-woman.html

Date: 1984

By: Grace Nichols (1950- )