One for the Road: A Final Poem from “Appalachian Elegy”

Our giveaway is done and a winner has been selected (congratulations, Joel C.!), but we thought we would leave you with one more excerpt from bell hooks’s Appalachian Elegy:

1.Appalachian Elegy

hear them cry
the long dead
the long gone
speak to us
from beyond the way
guide us
that we may learn
all the ways
to hold tender this land
hard clay dirt
rock upon rock
charred earth
in time
strong green growth
will rise here
trees back to life
native flowers
pushing the fragrance of hope
the promise of resurrection

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest! Stay tuned for another giveaway next week. (Hint: 204 years ago next Tuesday, a famous American was born in LaRue County, Kentucky.)

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