When Angels Speak of Love

When Angels Speak of Love

by bell hooks
When Angels Speak of Love

When Angels Speak of Love

by bell hooks


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The late feminist icon and author of over twenty books, including her classic New York Times bestseller All About Love, bell hooks reminds us of the good and bad moments we spend in love through her inspiring poetry.

Written from the heart, When Angels Speak of Love is a book of 50 love poems by the icon of the feminist movement and most famous among public intellectuals. In beautiful, profoundly poetic terms, hooks challenges our views and experiences with love—tracing the link between seduction and surrender, the intensity of desire, and the anguish of death. Whether towards family, friends, or oneself, hooks's creative genius makes love both magical and beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416538233
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/06/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 113
Sales rank: 583,006
File size: 335 KB

About the Author

bell hooks was a cultural critic, a feminist icon, and the renowned author of more than twenty books, including the enduring classic New York Times bestseller All About Love, Rock My SoulThe Will to ChangeSisters of the Yam, and When Angels Speak of Love. A charismatic speaker, she divided her time between teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. She passed away in 2021.

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love go to my heart straight

beat beat

alive and more alive

oh time before words

and i can still remember

each touch

all every bit tenderness

only one pain

a cry to make it be

always endless bliss


in love

there are no closed doors

each threshold

an invitation

to cross

take hold

take heart

and enter here

at this point

where truth

was once denied

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