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The Plum Flower Dance

Poems 1985 to 2005

Afaa Michael Weaver

Publication Year: 2007

The Plum Flower Dance includes new poems and poems from Weaver’s earlier works My Fathers Geography, and Timber and Prayer, among others.

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Frontispiece

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Gold

A Meditation for My Son

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p. 4-4

Sandy Point

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pp. 5-6

The Madman Raises the Dead

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p. 7-7

An Improbable Mecca

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pp. 8-10

The Peacock Feather in Texas

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p. 11-11

The Poet Reclining

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p. 12-12

High Sierra

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pp. 13-14

Water

Radio Days

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p. 18-18

Beginnings

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p. 19-19

Lamentations

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p. 20-20

White Shoes and Swings

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p. 21-21

Hershey’s Chocolate

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p. 22-22

Mt. Zion Baptist

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pp. 23-24

The Robe

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p. 25-25

The Dogs

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p. 26-26

The Appaloosa

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p. 27-27

A Woman From Fredericksburg

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pp. 28-29

Science

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p. 30-30

Going to Church with C.W.

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pp. 31-32

In C.W.’s Closet

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pp. 33-34

Dialing for Dollars

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p. 35-35

A Maxim

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pp. 36-38

Wood

LIV

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p. 41-41

Sears Roebuck

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p. 42-42

American Income

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p. 43-43

Fifteen Years

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p. 44-44

Baby Boy

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p. 45-45

The Lawn

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pp. 46-47

The Poets

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pp. 48-49

The Southpaw

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p. 50-50

Rambling

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p. 51-51

My Father’s First Baseball Game

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p. 52-52

The Final Trains of August

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pp. 53-57

The Picnic, an Homage to Civil Rights

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pp. 58-59

Thelonious

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pp. 60-61

The Last Jazz Club

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pp. 62-65

Composition for White Critics...

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pp. 66-69

Sam’s

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pp. 70-71

Zombie Dance, Tapping the Bloodroot

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pp. 72-74

Fire

LXIII

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p. 77-77

My Heart

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p. 78-78

Tuna Fish

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pp. 79-80

Sub Shop Girl

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pp. 81-82

Reunions

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pp. 83-85

PMS

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p. 86-86

An Elegy for Lorraine Hansberry

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pp. 87-88

Friendship, 1994

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p. 89-89

House Training

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p. 90-90

Adam and Eve

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p. 91-91

The Model

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p. 92-92

Lovers with Flowers

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p. 93-93

Self-Portrait

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p. 94-94

Solitude

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p. 95-95

The Path

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p. 96-96

Damo Before the Wall

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p. 97-97

Earth

XXIX

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p. 101-101

Borders

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p. 102-102

Water Song

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pp. 103-105

Luxembourg Garden

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pp. 106-107

New England

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pp. 108-117

My Father’s Geography

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p. 118-118

Theme for Intermediate Chinese

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pp. 119-120

Notes

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pp. 121-122

Acknowledgments

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p. 123-123


E-ISBN-13: 9780822978190
E-ISBN-10: 0822978199
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822959793
Print-ISBN-10: 0822959798

Page Count: 136
Publication Year: 2007

Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Series Editor Byline: Ed Ochester

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