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Carolyn M. Rodgers

  • I tell you, Joe, little Willie said, / Black is as tired as it is beautiful.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "The Revolution Is Resting," how i got ovah ()
  • Naw Little Willie, Joe said / I looks at it this way, my man ... / the Revolution aint dead / its tired, / and jest resting.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "The Revolution Is Resting," how i got ovah ()
  • My mother, religious-negro, proud of / having waded through a storm, is very obviously, / a sturdy Black bridge that I / crossed over, on.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "It Is Deep (don't never forget the bridge that you crossed over on)," how i got ovah ()
  • let uh revolution come. / couldn't be no action like what / i dun already seen.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "U Name This One," how i got ovah ()
  • very often / you are / the one / who creates the traps / you fall into.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "Food for Thought," how i got ovah ()
  • the thing that destroys a person/a people / is not the knowing / but the knowing and not / doing.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "Food for Thought," how i got ovah ()
  • it is not ugly to dream in life / but it is ugly to make life a dream.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "Food for Thought," how i got ovah ()
  • The history, the root, the strength of my father is the strength we / now rest on.

    • Carolyn M. Rodgers,
    • "For Our Fathers," how i got ovah ()

Carolyn M. Rodgers, U.S. poet

(1941 - 2010)

Full name: Carolyn Marie Rodgers.