I preach darkness. I don’t inspire hope—only shadows. It’s up to you to find the light in my words.
Do not trap yourself into an owl’s hooting soundwhere sad nights linger through the blackness of a hound
Magic?” What did magic have to do with breaking into someone’s store and stealing their stuff?”Don’t you get it?” Peter said. “You’re free now. You don’t have to live by their rules anymore.” Peter pointed...
If you remove Al Sharpton’s blackness, he disappears. He’s transparent. There’s nothing there because he bases his whole life on his blackness. Me, I’m a black man; but my blackness has submission to my Christianity.
There is a wide yawning black infinity. In every direction the extension is endless, the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light...
You listen to me, and listen good!” she shouted, shocking me. “I am not evil because I have a thousand years of demon smut on my soul!” she exclaimed, the tips of her hair trembling...
When I was a child, to call someone ‘black’ was an insult, a curse word, something that made you fight.But to me it contains all of the history of oppression and resistance, of being close...
…I’ve known damnable beauty – the turgid pull of swirling blackness – but in the end, it’s futile – purity alone redeems…
Love is the gap between the blackness and the emptiness. Of course, there are also times when love isn’t so cheery and gets really dark and lonely.
It’s bad enough . . . when a country gets colonized, but when the people do as well! That’s the end, really, that’s the end.
If we are to be honest with ourselves, we must admit that the “Negro” has been inviting whites, as well as civil society’s junior partners, to the dance of social death for hundreds of years,...
All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.
Inside my head / or in a distant / Galaxy / Soft I hear it / Calling me.” from the song “In the Blackness” in the poetry collection “Terra Affirmative”.
I sold my elegant blackness to all those childhood ghosts and now they pay me for it.
I’m here to tell niggas it ain’t all swell.There’s Heaven then there’s Hell niggasOne day your cruisin’ in your seven,Next day your sweatin’, forgettin’ your lies,Alibis ain’t matchin’ up, bullshit catchin’ upHit with the RICO,...
Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression.
You are walking along a road peacefully. You trip. You fall into blackness. That’s the past – or perhaps the future. And you know that there is no past, no future, there is only this...
A song she heardOf cold that gathersLike winter’s tongueAmong the shadowsIt rose like blacknessIn the skyThat on volcano’sVomit riseA Stone of ruinFrom burn to chillLike black moonriseHer voice fell still…
Outside, the sun shines. Inside, there’s only darkness. The blackness is hard to describe, as it’s more than symptoms. It’s a nothing that becomes everything there is. And what one sees is only a fraction...
Shadows could be anywhere in blackness. (Eric)
I want to be a guileless rook to discolor the blackness of all crafty human hearts
The worst fear of the race yes, the world suddenly transformed into a senseless nightmare, horrible dissolution of things. Nothing compares, even oblivion is a sweet dream. You understand why, of course. Why this peculiar...
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