Lucille Clifton

(June 27, 1936 - February 13, 2010 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Lucille Clifton Poems

1. Poem to My Uterus -new- 5/21/2015
2. Here Rests 3/11/2015
3. The Times 1/3/2003
4. The Mississippi River Empties Into The Gulf 1/3/2003
5. The Photograph: A Lynching 1/3/2003
6. The Lost Women 1/3/2003
7. Song At Midnight 1/3/2003
8. Island Mary 1/3/2003
9. Cutting Greens 1/3/2003
10. The Lost Baby Poem 1/3/2003
11. She Understands Me 1/3/2003
12. Shapeshifter Poems 1/3/2003
13. Won'T You Celebrate With Me 1/3/2003
14. Praise Song 1/13/2003
15. Wishes For Sons 1/3/2003
16. Seeker Of Visions 1/3/2003
17. Harriet 1/3/2003
18. Listen Children 1/3/2003
19. Climbing 1/3/2003
20. Telling Our Stories 1/3/2003
21. Admonitions 1/3/2003
22. Fury 1/3/2003
23. Sisters 1/13/2003
24. To A Dark Moses 1/3/2003
25. My Mama Moved Among The Days 1/3/2003
26. Memory 1/3/2003
27. There Is A Girl Inside 1/3/2003
28. A Dream Of Foxes 1/3/2003
29. Adam Thinking 1/3/2003
30. Lorena 1/3/2003
31. Moonchild 1/3/2003
32. Poem In Praise Of Menstruation 1/3/2003
33. Miss Rosie 1/3/2003
34. Good Times 1/3/2003
35. I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past 1/3/2003
36. Homage To My Hips 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Lucille Clifton

Homage To My Hips

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top

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Admonitions

boys
i don't promise you nothing
but this
what you pawn
i will redeem
what you steal
i will conceal
my private silence to
your public guilt

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