Lucille Clifton

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

Adam Thinking - Poem by Lucille Clifton

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

Comments about Adam Thinking by Lucille Clifton

  • (5/15/2014 11:41:00 AM)

    Short but deep and interesting write. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/21/2014 10:28:00 AM)

    This poem captures exactly how any human created by adam would feel. Although that is true, this insults how Gdd created humanity and implies that adam disagreed with him. But every1 has a say, an opinion, and a way of putting them into words. So i give you a thumbs up, not a thumbs down. (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2009 1:37:00 PM)

    this so nice ilike it (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2009 1:37:00 PM)

    this so nice ilike it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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