Lucille Clifton

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

Lucille Clifton Poems

1. It Was A Dream 5/27/2015
2. blessing the boats 6/26/2015
3. Poem to My Uterus 5/21/2015
4. 4/30/92 for rodney king 6/26/2015
5. Here Rests 3/11/2015
6. The Mississippi River Empties Into The Gulf 1/3/2003
7. The Times 1/3/2003
8. The Lost Women 1/3/2003
9. Song At Midnight 1/3/2003
10. She Understands Me 1/3/2003
11. Cutting Greens 1/3/2003
12. Seeker Of Visions 1/3/2003
13. The Photograph: A Lynching 1/3/2003
14. Island Mary 1/3/2003
15. Telling Our Stories 1/3/2003
16. My Mama Moved Among The Days 1/3/2003
17. Praise Song 1/13/2003
18. Sisters 1/13/2003
19. Climbing 1/3/2003
20. Shapeshifter Poems 1/3/2003
21. Harriet 1/3/2003
22. Wishes For Sons 1/3/2003
23. The Lost Baby Poem 1/3/2003
24. Admonitions 1/3/2003
25. To A Dark Moses 1/3/2003
26. Listen Children 1/3/2003
27. Fury 1/3/2003
28. A Dream Of Foxes 1/3/2003
29. Memory 1/3/2003
30. Adam Thinking 1/3/2003
31. Lorena 1/3/2003
32. There Is A Girl Inside 1/3/2003
33. Won'T You Celebrate With Me 1/3/2003
34. Moonchild 1/3/2003
35. Good Times 1/3/2003
36. Miss Rosie 1/3/2003
37. Poem In Praise Of Menstruation 1/3/2003
38. I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past 1/3/2003
39. 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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Adam Thinking

she
stolen from my bone
is it any wonder
i hunger to tunnel back
inside desperate
to reconnect the rib and clay
and to be whole again

some need is in me
struggling to roar through my
mouth into a name
this creation is so fierce
i would rather have been born

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