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Published:December 1st, 2009 20:39 EST
Beautiful Black Woman

Beautiful Black Woman

By Vernon Davis

"LOVE, IS, THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN" is a tribute to all Black Women. It is my praise and trophy to the strong independent women of color that I`ve met and yet to meet. The good, the bad , the indifferent. I hope my poems reflects and mirrors all the variety of women I admire and gain strength from.

This collection of poetry is my way of showing the greatest appreciation of our Beautiful Black Women. The positive and the not-so positive shades of their personalities;their ever-changing moods which I find so overwhelmingly attractive.

So, to their determined Spirit I dedicate this book---Queens All!!

Vernon J. Davis jr. has been writing poetry since the early seventies. He was first inspired by Langston Hughes`s poem "Impasse", which started his journey and adventure into the world of poetry and the spoken word.Vernon`s very first published poem,"Beautiful Black Woman"(the basis for his poetry book) came out in 1978 in a magazine called Black Forum.

More poetry followed in other magazines like SoulWord and Dawn, a magazine supplement to the Los Angeles Sentinel, an African-American newspaper.Mr. Davis has also taught Creative Writing and recited his poetry in talent shows, Church gatherings and open-mike forums. He is still inspired by and in awe of Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. His Idols.His creative collection of Love poems,"Love,is, the Beautiful Black Woman" is his 1st book. Vernon`s 2nd book of poetry--"The Emosewa Woman"--is due out late 2009.