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Love,Is,The Beautiful Black Woman
by Vernon J. Davis Jr.   

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Publisher:  AuthorHouse ISBN-10:  1420849441
Pages: 

72

Copyright:  July 11, 2005 ISBN-13:  9781420849448

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ABOUT THE BOOK

"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!!

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HOT CHOCOLATE


SHE SLIPS INTO THE ROOM SO SMOOTH AND SULTRY
HER NARROW EYES SLIDING FROM SIDE TO SIDE
HER RUBY LIPS ARE TEPID AND SYRUPY
AND HER SKIN IS DARK AND SLEEK AS THE SKY
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
SENSUOUS, SMOOTH AND SOFT
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
AN EBONY BROWN BROTH



THE SOOTHING AROMA OF HER STUNNING PRESCENCE
BRINGS OUT VIBRANT CAFE' AU LAIT EMOTIONS
THE SILKY GLOW OF HER STEAMY ESSENCE
POURS ENCHANTING AMBER LOVE POTIONS
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
RICH, DARK AND WARM
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
IN EXOTIC SUCCULENT FORM



HER WAFTING MOVEMENTS ARE TASTED BY ALL EYES
HER SOFT VOICE LICKED IN BY YEARNING YIELDING EARS
WHO IS THIS WOMAN THAT NO MAN CAN DENY
HOT CHOCOLATE, WHOSE LOVE AROUSES INNER FEARS
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
SWEET, LUCID AND BROWN
SHE IS HOT CHOCOLATE
WARM DESIRE IS HER CROWN


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BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN                  
                                          
 
 
 
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  BEAUTY  IS  SURPASSED  BY  NONE
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  SENSUOUS  SPLENDOR  IS  LIKE 
 
THE  SHINING  SUN
 
YOUR  WONDROUS  WAYS  COME  FROM  YOUR  SOUL
 
WHICH  NO  ONE  MAN  MAY  HOPE  TO  CONTROL
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOU  ARE  THE  GUIDING  HOPE  OF  OUR 
 
PEOPLE
 
 
 
 
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  MIND  MAINTAINS  YOUR 
 
GLORIOUS  POWER
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  SPIRIT  IS  LIKE  A  SHINING 
 
CHURCH  TOWER
 
WHICH  POINTS  THE  WAY  TO  HEAVEN  ABOVE
 
AND  WHICH  SEEKS  TO  FIND  TRUE  LOVE
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOU  ARE  THE  GUIDING  HOPE  OF  OUR 
 
PEOPLE
 
 
 
 
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  TIME  IS  LIKE  A  PRECIOUS
 
COMMODITY
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOUR  EBONY  WILL  IS  STRONG  AND 
 
FREE
 
SO  TAKE  YOUR  PRECIOUS  TIME  AND  YOUR  DETERMINED  WILL
 
AND  USE  THEM  BOTH  TO  EMPHASIZE  WHAT  YOU  REALLY  FEEL
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  YOU  ARE  THE  GUIDING  HOPE  OF  OUR 
 
PEOPLE
 
BEAUTIFUL  BLACK  WOMAN,  IN  YOU  LIES  OUR  FUTURE!
 
 
 
 

 
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Excerpt

AN OBSIDIAN OBSCURITY


She is here, yet She is not

seen.

She speaks, yet She is not

heard.

She is trampled by those

who think they are better

than Her.

Maybe they are afraid of Her?

She is ebony nigrescence,

BLACK LOVE.

Yet, She is smut to their eyes,

a melanoid crow.

She is here, but not really seen.

She's an obsidian obscurity

hidden from their eyes

the acceptance of Her.





THUNDER IN THE SKY


She sits upon Her regal throne
Surrounded by dynasties of old
Pyraminds are Her rings
The stars, Her eyes
And when She speaks, Her voice rolls
Like Thunder In The Sky




The sun is her flaming crown
The moon, Her nocturnal gown
Diamonds are Her smile
Sensuous and wide
And when She sings Her sound
It is Thunder In The Sky




Men bow day and night by Her side
Proclaiming Her eternal beauty
The Old Pharaohs and other lovers She has
Perform their ritual duty
And She looks down, satisfied
Her Universe, mesmerized
By the voice of Her beauty
Which is Thunder In The Sky




She speaks to Her sisters beneath,
The Black Pearls glittering at Her feet,
"RISE UP, FOR WE ARE"
"THE QUEENS OF THE EARTH AND
THE SKY"
"OUR DEEP DARK LOVE IS WHAT
MEN SEEK"
"OUR DEEP DARK LOVE IS THEIR DEFEAT"
"RISE UP, FOR WE ARE"
"WE ARE!!"
This is Their Thunder In The Sky




She sits upon Her regal throne
Surrounded by dynasties of old
The clouds carry Her on
While She chants and listens forever
To Her precious Pearls,
"WE ARE!!"
"WE ARE!!"
And the stars twinkle in Her eyes
And Her voice forms a smile
Which is Her
Thunder In The Sky








Professional Reviews

Love,Is,The Beautiful Black Woman
R.A.W.SISTAZ Black Book Reviews
The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers


Date Reviewed: Dec 31, 2006


Deep Love and Appreciation

LOVE IS, THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN is a written celebration of the beauty that is contained within every black woman, and a tribute to their essence.

Vernon J. Davis takes the reader on a poetic journey of the senses, and every poem in this book, from the title poem "Love Is," to my personal favorite, "What Dreams May I Have," captures the passion, the fire, and especially the love that only a black woman can inspire.

Some of the poetry, such as "What Is a Woman Like," "Hot Chocolate," "Diane," and "Antala," is descriptive, and the poet's words are so vivid, you can close your eyes and almost visualize the personality and spirit of the woman each poem describes.

Others, such as "Love At First Sight," "Your Eyes," "Golden Girl," and "What Do You Feel," allow the reader to sense the deep love and appreciation that the poet wishes to convey to his Nubian queen.

Upon completion of this book, I felt as if the poet had embraced me verbally, and I felt a new sense of pride and joy in being a black woman. This is the first poetry collection by Vernon J. Davis, and I eagerly await future works by this gifted poet. This book would be a perfect gift for a black man to give or share with the woman he adores.



Reviewed by **Guest Reviewer Rowena Winfrey
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers

Website: http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/ItemDetail~bookid~28935.aspx



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Rowena Winfrey is currently working on her first full length novel, and hopes to become a published author in 2007. She lives in Corsicana, Texas, near Dallas.


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Love,Is,The Beautiful Black Woman
Inspirational, March 28,2007 Reviewer: D. Frazier "Ghetto Fiction Queen" (Cleveland, Ohio)

Love, Is, The Beautiful Black Woman is Vernon J. Davis's first book of
poetry. He penned poems illustrating his appreciation for African
American women and paralleled them to the meaning of love.

In `Love Is', he wrote:

the Beautiful Black woman
Destined to become that, which has
never been
Across the stars, the universe
Her Love is free as the wind


Most of the pieces were written to uplift and inspire African American
women as well as give them insight on the male perspective of their
actions. Each poem had a unique rhythm that could easily be followed
if read aloud.

Any African American women in need of a spirit boost would definitely
benefit from reading this collection of poetry. The only negative
aspect of the book was that Davis personalized a few poems by giving
them individual names, like Diane, which gave me the feeling that he
had published his private diary. I think it is important for readers
of poetry to be able to interpret poems for themselves and not be
influenced by the authors perspective of an individual that readers
may not know.

Reviewed by Darnetta Frazier
APOOO BookClub


Love,Is,The Beautiful Black Woman
Trimaxx Publishers

Date-Reviewed:Feb.1,2008

Reviewer:C.D. Grant


(4 out of 5 Trinities)
Obscure, elegant, sensual, precious and exposed for the world to see, Mr. Davis has
accurately and poignantly expressed his perception of the black woman. She is beautiful.
She is love. Love in all of its pain, betrayal, glory and truth. I have not yet read any
work to date besides the great black authors of poetry who have so eloquently depicted
the inner turmoil, unconditional love and personal plight of the black woman. This was
especially surprising since this is written by a man. For those of you out there who don’t
believe it can be done, or have not yet had the chance to experience poetry which
validates the beauty and completeness of the black woman, please, get this book!


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Reader Reviews for "Love,Is,The Beautiful Black Woman"

Reviewed by B.R. THOMAS 8/16/2009
Absolutely beautiful and so eloquently spoken in your writing.

Many Blessings
Reviewed by Sophia Simmons 6/17/2008
Beautiful work, Vernon....Unique and inspiring....I wish you all the best....Sophia
Reviewed by Jackson Aniefiok 2/15/2008
This shows that the black symbole means beauty, I always admires the blacks, it is to me the symbole of struggle and human freedom.
Jackson aniefiok
Reviewed by Apex Reviews 8/12/2007
"To grasp Her, to embrace Her, to
even love her
would be loving love Itself
And what more would a man, want
Desire, or need
Love is the Beautiful Black woman"

So reads "Love Is," the opening poem of Love, Is, The Beautiful Black Woman, the debut collection of poetry by Vernon Davis. A moving tribute to the prevailing attributes of Black womanhood, Davis' opus is altogether penetrating, wistful, and at times amusing. Its purpose is to extol the collective virtue of all African-American women, and it accomplishes this feat in a number of ways.

Consider this passage from "You Are The Sun":

"You are the Sun
that shines love into
his heart, and gives
warmth to this soul."

And this one from "Blackness Divine":

"She is the Creator.
She is Love.
She is that fantasy
That men are always wanting of."

Such vivid depictions are indicative of a humble respect and admiration almost too great for words.

Of course, when dealing with the all-encompassing subject of love, one must be prepared to take the good with the bad. Davis masterfully conveys this sentiment in "Deception":

"When I first met her,
she was beautiful.
Tight fitting clothes,
long flowing hair,
a sweet lovely smile...
But, when I saw her the
next morning,
she was wearing an oversize bathrobe
and what little hair she had
was in stubby braids..."

He also reflects on the woes of unrequited affection in passages such as this one from "Faded Warmth":

"Then your sister came and said, It's Time...' Do you have to?' I asked. `Yes,' you replied. `My husband is here, waiting.'

In a word: "Ouch."

If you're looking for one piece to sum up the essence of Davis's collection, though, the aptly titled "Passion" does it best:

"Her Name is Passion
And
We All Want Her
**Why?**"

Love, Is, The Beautiful Black Woman is a rewarding read, a treatise on the essence of desire and compulsion. Once you've read it, you'll find yourself celebrating the virtue of that someone special in your own life who you'll never see the same way again.
Reviewed by Shannon Phoenix 8/4/2007
Damn that was sexy. I'm white( mostly) and this just made me quiver all over for some sweet brown sugar myself....
Reviewed by Michelle Ottley 7/30/2007
I love this excerpt and I know that I will enjoy the book that much more. Your words are indicative of the type of Black man that sistahs want in their life. That true Sincere love.
May you be prosperous in all your endeavors.
Thank you for the tribute.
Reviewed by Angee Edgar 7/30/2007
I own this book and I'm just sorry that it took me so long to go out and buy it. It is spiritually uplifting, empowering, funny, nostalgic as well as deep, dark yet lighthearted. Above all it pays tribute to the beautiful black women we are inside and out. Some of my favourites 'Deception of the 1st Magnitude' - a tale of the beautiful woman you go to bed who isn't necessarily the same one you wake up with. 'Hot Chocolate' - I read it and came away feeling that I am her, 'Maybe I will Succeed' - despite what some men think -there's some hope for them after all, 'What is a Woman Like' & 'Curves' - a positive tribute to our individuality.
A recommeneded read for any woman who wants to be uplifted and honoured in verse.
Reviewed by S H 3/24/2007
Beautiful poetry....What a wonderful tribute to what I agree are beautiful women.
Reviewed by B Carter 2/12/2007
I love the very idea that you have titled your book Love Is The Beautiful Black Woman. It is so great to hear a male speak so highly of Black Women. That I just had to say Thank You.
Reviewed by RM Green 11/24/2006
I simply love the excerpts to your book, and certainly appreciate your tribute to us! You are the wondeful type of Black Man we seek to have and to hold... Thank you from us all, from the bottom of our hearts!


RM Green



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