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Love Spoken to Janie Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.
As spoken by Nanny
Ah’ don’ told you time and time again.
Love will come.
N sides’ chile dats jus’ foolishness.
Heah you is Mis’ Killicks and worryin’ bout love.
Jus wait awhile, baby.
Yo’ mind will change.
As spoken by Joe Starks
Janie, I aims to be a big voice.
And I needs you ta be my wife.
You’se da lead cow; da bell cow.
Cain’t be walkin round heah lookin’ common.
You’se Mis’ Mayor Starks now.
My own pretty lil’ porcelain doll.
As spoken by Tea Cake
Janie, I loves ya fo whose you are, not wut you got.
I ain’t want you ta see no commonness in me.
I don’t want yo money or nuthin’; jus you.
I wants ta be able to share everything wit’ you.
I ain’t got much but da most I can give ya is my love.
Will ya take dat from me Janie, will you have me?
As spoken by God
Janie, I made you to be loved.
Don’t feel ashamed to let yo gems shine lik da horizon.
Don’t let mud or nuthin’ else cover up wut I dun made.
You was always a parta nature Janie, rememba dat.
Don’t faget dat pear tree and da bee; you’ll find yo bee cause I made em’ jus for ya.
I loves ya Janie, and dat will always be enough.