March 21, 2018

Words of wisdom

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem RenaissanceOne Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance 
by Nikki Grimes

My rating : 5 of 5 stars

Nikki Grimes is simply a wonderful poet. Highly highly recommended. Here's why:

From the first line of Calling Dreams by Georgia Douglas Johnson, Grimes has crafted the following gem:

The Sculptor

No accident of birth or race or place determines the
scope of hope or dreams I have a right
to. I inventory my head and heart to
weigh and measure what talents I might use to make
my own tomorrow. It all depends on the grit at my
disposal. My father says hard work is the clay dreams
are molded from. Yes. Molded. Dreams do not come.
They are carved, muscled into something solid, something true.

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