她的身體:黑而有力,胖而美麗

下周一教創意寫作的課,想說有關身體的書寫,決定膽粗粗介紹南美黑人女作家Grace Nichols的"The Fat Black Woman’s Poem", 單是這兩首,已經叫自己開顏,從日常出發,沒有大道理,用字簡單,有力到位,沒有哀怨,就為自己的黑色、肥胖而舉杯—The fat black woman gets up/and pours some gin/toasting herself as a likely win.  cheers🙂希望男同學會深思、女同學會微笑。

The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping by Grace Nichols

Shopping in London winter

is a real drag for the fat black woman

going from store to store

in search of accommodating clothes

and de weather so cold

Look at the frozen thin mannequins

fixing her with grin

and de pretty face salesgals

exchanging slimming glances

thinking she don’t notice

Lord is aggravating

Nothing soft and bright and billowing

to flow like breezy sunlight

when she walking

The fat black woman curses in Swahili/Yoruba

and nation language under her breathing

all this journeying and journeying

The fat black woman could only conclude

that when it come to fashion

the choice is lean

Nothing much beyond size 14

Looking at Miss World

Tonight the fat black woman

is all agaze

will some Miss (plump at least

if not fat and black) uphold her name

The fat black woman awaits in vain

slim after slim aspirant appears

baring her treasures in hopeful despair

this the fat black woman can hardly bear

And as the beauties yearn

and the beauties yearn

the fat black woman wonders

when will the beauties

ever really burn

O the night wears on

the night wears on

judges mingling with chiffons

The fat black woman gets up

and pours some gin

toasting herself as a likely win

About cally

don't be cruel. smell the light. read the music. feel the green.

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