Thursday, October 15, 2009


She wanted to be a blade
of grass amid the fields
But he wouldn't agree
to be the Dandelion

She wanted to be a robin singing
through the leaves
but he refused to be
her tree

She spun herself into a web
and looking for a place to rest
turned to him
but he stood straight
declining to be her cornor

She tried to be a book
But he wouldn't read

She turned herself into a blub
but he wouldn't let her grow

She decided to become
a Woman
and though he still refused
to be a man
She decided it was all

Poetry by Nikki Giovanni
Photos by me


  1. That's a pretty cool poem, plus I like N.G, I only learned about her like 2 years ago or so.

  2. Whoa!


    Pretty relevant for where I am right now. :-0