Heaven's Virginia when the year's at its Spring.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard.
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Guilt pins a fig-leaf; Innocence is its own adorning.
It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods;
To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip,
Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,
Or draw a line daring them to cross.
I proudly love being a Negro woman -- it's so involved and interesting.
Let me learn now where Beauty is;
I was born to know her mysteries . . .
Is any prophet come to teach a new thing
Now in a more apt time?