Mentor (for Cheryll Greene): Audre Lorde Resurrection Sunday Week #6

Mentor (for Cheryll Greene): Audre Lorde Resurrection Sunday Week #6

Launched on Nov. 17th 2013 on the 21st anniversary of Audre Lorde’s transition from an embodied warrior healer to an ancestral force, this is a weekly series of videos documenting and sharing my process of clarifying survival through a re-immersion in the words of Audre Lorde. To see all the videos so far check out:

This week's poem "Mentor" is dedicated to my beloved mentor Cheryll Greene who passed away this Thursday on the eve of her 70th birthday. I am so grateful for the generosity and wisdom that Cheryll brought into my life. I am one of many people who have benefitted from her loving act of choosing the correct word at the correct moment whether it was as a poet, a trusted advisor or a revolutionary editor. The poem "Mentor" is crucial to our collective survival because it reminds us that the youth of our mentors comes through the mouthful of sun, the heat of energy exchange, the urgency with which we remember them. Anyone mentored by me will know the name, the wit, the incisive excellence of Cheryll Greene.

Every week as part of my practice of resurrecting Audre Lorde in my life and in our communities I will be making an alphabetical oracle from the weekly survival poem which will consist of up to 26 new poems based on the sacred source text. If you would like to receive a custom poem as a blessing for your journey you can with a donation of your choice to Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind’s School of Our Lorde!

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