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By Marilyn Nelson

Within the Fields of compliment, Marilyn Nelson claims as matters the lifetime of the spirit, the vicissitudes of affection, and the African American adventure and arranges them as white pebbles marking our universal trip towards a "monstrous love / that wishes to make the area right." Nelson is a poet of lovely strength, capable of convey alive the main rarified and sophisticated of studies. A slave destined to develop into a minister preaches sermons of heartrending eloquence and knowledge to a mule. An outdated lady scrubbing over a washtub gets a private revelation of what Emancipation capacity: "So this can be freedom: the peace of hours like these." thoughts of the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen within the face of aerial wrestle in another country and virulent racism at domestic convey a speaker to the unexpected know-how of herself because the daughter "of one thousand proud fathers."

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