Friday, April 8, 2011

Book Review: There is a flower at the tip of my nose smelling me

"There is a road at the bottom of my foot walking me"

I stumbled upon Alice Walkers' book of prose at my school's library. Immediately the lovely brown child and enchanting words drew me in.

I checked the book out, hurried back to my classroom and became enmeshed in Alice Walker's world.

"There is a sunrise at the edge of my skin praising me"

The lyricism was so electrying, yet gentle. I loved it.

Walker was inspired to write this book during a walk in nature, with her beloved dog.
I can only hope to one day posses the ability to harness the earth into my pencil, and create a work like this.

Published in 2006 by HarperCollins, your local library may have this treat as well.

But, I think I'm going to purchase "There is a flower..." Because gems like this need a special place on my book shelf.