"I gather up each sound you left behind and stretch them on our bed.
each nite I breathe you and become high."
Renown poet and professor, Sonia Sanchez has been known for her innovative melding of musical formats - like the blues - and traditional poetic formats like haiku and tanka. Sanchez was the first to create and teach a course based on Black Women and literature in the United States.
I was first introduced to Sonia Sanchez in the movie, love jones when Nina quoted the poem above to when talking to Darius on a date. Nina's character said that Sanchez's poems made her want to burn her notebook...and I thought, "now I just HAVE to read those poems."