Lucille Clifton

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

Adam Thinking - Poem by Lucille Clifton

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


Comments about Adam Thinking by Lucille Clifton

  • (9/17/2019 10:55:00 PM)

    " i hunger to tunnel back inside desperate to reconnect the rib and clay and to be whole again" . A real hunger for
    the lost perfection!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/17/2019 10:18:00 AM)

    Adam and Eve! !
    Muse of creating man and woman.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Drtony Brahmin (9/17/2019 5:13:00 AM)

    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.. very good poem. tony
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (9/17/2019 5:04:00 AM)

    ...
    this creation is so fierce
    i would rather have been born./// wonderfully written on human creation
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  • Uche Nwanze (9/17/2019 3:09:00 AM)

    What a creative and fascinating piece of poetry. This will surely get a +++10 (Report)Reply

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  • (9/17/2019 12:55:00 AM)

    I wish I had the space here to give this a deserving comment. There is so much one can say abut this deep poem; so many points to touch.
    Adam seems disagreeable here.
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  • (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

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  • (2/6/2009 1:37:00 PM)

    this so nice ilike it (Report)Reply

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  • (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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