Quote by Audre Lorde: “... poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital neces...”
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Poetry Is Not a Luxury (). Audre Lorde. The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the.
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I knew her other work well, having devoured it eagerly for class, and I thought I understood her voice. Her effortless word flow and interwoven activism and politics had been shaping my perspective and writing for a couple years at that point, and I foolishly considered myself well versed in Lorde. If my first dance with her words planted roots in me, this one set me on fire. These poems possessed all of the strength and identity from her essays with a fluidity that sang; Audre Lorde made music, and I could do nothing but listen. An equal mix of melancholy and passion brands this poem in my mind.