Lucille Clifton

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

Lucille Clifton Poems

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

Comments about Lucille Clifton

  • * Sunprincess * (6/27/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    ...............happy birthday Lucille Clifton! ! !

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  • Tony Nyen (11/25/2009 11:34:00 AM)

    Homage to my Hips

    By Lucille Clifton

    She uses a figurative metaphor “Hips” to represent her personal characteristics. She has powerful, mighty, and magic hips. She is proud of her body. She is an independent woman not to enslave to anyone even her husband. She can sway her husband around like a top. The broader mean is that “man” stand for people. She can sway people conception about her, her race, her identity as a black woman. Her Hips need more space to move around means very little in physical aspect but it has more meaning as she, a black woman, would like to have more freedom, freedom to go outside socially than to be confined in a limited space at home.

  • Tony Nyen (11/25/2009 11:33:00 AM)

    Homage to my Hips

    By Lucille Clifton

    She uses a figurative metaphor “Hips” to represent her personal characteristics. She has powerful, mighty, and magic hips. She is proud of her body. She is an independent woman not to enslave to anyone even her husband. She can sway her husband around like a top. The broader mean is that “man” stand for people. She can sway people conception about her, her race, her identity as a black woman. Her Hips need more space to move around means very little in physical aspect but it has more meaning as she, a black woman, would like to have more freedom, freedom to go outside socially than to be confined in a limited space at home.

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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Memory

ask me to tell how it feels
remembering your mother's face
turned to water under the white words
of the man at the shoe store. ask me,
though she tells it better than i do,
not because of her charm
but because it never happened
she says,
no bully salesman swaggering,

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