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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black History Month Tribute-Poetry Selection by Henry Jones


Henry L. Jones is an African-American poet, activist and visual artist. He is a graduate of Fisk University.
Jones' artwork has been exhibited in galleries, schools, universities, cultural centers and other public institutions throughout the U.S.
He is an honorary member of Poets United to Advance the Arts.


Hoping this hour
will let me rest
in her strong arms
sleep awhile
across those warm thighs
away from the world

which says
what I am or ain't
what I can or can't
or what I will or won't
be someday

just a few hours
in big momma's arms
& tomorrow I'll run back
to kindergarten


  1. Thanks for the intro to Henry, Jennifer! Appreciate you both sharing this. I don't write poetry as a rule, but this just might inspire me to pen a poem or two. :)

  2. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 2, 2012 at 5:00 AM


    Thanks for your ongoing support. Poetry is actually my "first" literary love, and I find it fun and therapeutic to create. You should definitely try it! Let me know how it goes.

  3. Jennifer, thanks for sharing Henry's poem. Nice to see the spotlight on poetry. It's my first love too.

  4. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Hi Yasmin,

    Thanks for your thoughts. It was my pleasure. :-)

  5. Ahhh, memories of Big Momma - the love, the wisdom, the discipline and definitely the meals....I miss her so.

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksMarch 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

      How true. Thanks for your thoughts, Marcie.