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Reblogged from aaknopf
aaknopf:

This elegy for the great Billie Holiday, by Sonia Sanchez, appears in Jazz Poems, a vibrant Everyman’s Pocket Poets volume edited by Kevin Young.

For Our Lady yeh.            billie.                    if someone had loved u like u shud have been loved ain’t no tellen what kinds of songs                              u wud have swung gainst this country’s wite mind. or what kinds of lyrics                                            wud have pushed us from our blue / nites.                                      yeh.                 billie. if some blk / man                                         had reallee made u feel                         permanentlee warm. ain’t no tellen                               where the jazz of yo / songs                                     wud have led us.

This year we’re hosting a contest called “Portray Your Love of Poetry.” Submit your entry! 

aaknopf:

This elegy for the great Billie Holiday, by Sonia Sanchez, appears in Jazz Poems, a vibrant Everyman’s Pocket Poets volume edited by Kevin Young.

For Our Lady

yeh.
           billie.                    if someone
had loved u like u
shud have been loved
ain’t no tellen what
kinds of songs
                             u wud have swung
gainst this country’s wite mind.
or what kinds of lyrics
                                           wud have pushed us from
our blue / nites.
                                     yeh.                 billie.
if some blk / man
                                        had reallee
made u feel
                        permanentlee warm.
ain’t no tellen
                              where the jazz of yo / songs
                                    wud have led us.

This year we’re hosting a contest called “Portray Your Love of Poetry.” Submit your entry! 

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