In the Land of Words
In the land of words, I stand as still as a tree, and let the words rain down on me. Come, rain, bring your knowledge and your music. Sing while I grow green and full. I'll stand as still as a tree, and let your blessings fall on me.
From In the Land of Words: New and Selected Poems by Eloise Greenfield, illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Copyright © 2004 by Eloise Greenfield. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers. No part of this book may be used or repoduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
Eloise Greenfield is the author of over thirty children’s books, many of which use poetry to tell stories about the African-American experience. Her most recent books include In the Land of Words (Amistad Press, 2016), Brothers & Sisters (Amistad Press, 2008), and Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems (HarperCollins, 2003).
Date Published: 2004-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/land-words