Poetry is life distilled.
When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.
Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else.