Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Our passion for categorization, life neatly fitted into pegs, has led to an unforeseen, paradoxical distress; confusion, a breakdown of meaning. Those categories which were meant to define and control the world for us have boomeranged us into chaos; in which limbo we whirl, clutching the straws of our definitions."

-James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

[Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons]

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ode to Maya Angelou: "Good Mourning Maya"

Good Mourning Maya
By Travis L. Williams

Mother Angelou
Radiant being
Sacred window to elsewhere
To beauty unseen

Words that touch
Words that save
Have you any idea
How much you gave?

Beautiful Blackness
Proud without shame
Healer of the People
Shaman and Sage

I know you are here
Breathing with me now
Always and forever
A Rainbow in the Clouds

© Travis L. Williams 2014
The Wesley Willis Herald™


Thursday, March 13, 2014