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There Is A Girl Inside

Rating: 4.1

There is a girl inside.
She is randy as a wolf.
She will not walk away and leave these bones
to an old woman.

She is a green tree in a forest of kindling.
She is a greeen girl in a used poet.

She has waited patient as a nun
for the second coming,
when she can break through gray hairs
into blossom

and her lovers will harvest
honey and thyme
and the woods will be wild
with the damn wonder of it.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Breena Clarke 27 January 2007

I know other poems of Lucille Clifton - some of them are my all time favorites. This poem is a new one for me. I am bouyed by it. This - This is how I feel! I will love this poem forever!

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Havilah Howard 27 November 2004

Wow! I love this poem. Always have, always will. Each time I read it I am blown away by the power and the passion that Clifton speaks with. She is an amazing poet. I think a life lived by her poetry, would be a life well lived.

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Mamunur Rahman Kayes 01 December 2019

and her lovers will harvest honey and thyme and the woods will be wild with the wonder of it../// lovely verse

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Chiori Mathew 13 November 2019

the poem has dynamic meaning to me

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Mahtab Bangalee 24 May 2019

wow superb sweetest, wonderful and beautiful writings She has waited patient as a nun for the second coming, when she can break through gray hairs into blossom............

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Susan Williams 28 October 2015

The more I read this woman, the more I understand my nature. She was a blessing to women and men too if they would listen and ponder the wisdom of her life experiences

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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014

A beautifully descriptive write by the poet. She is fast becoming one of my favorites!

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