Lucille Clifton

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

Poems of Lucille Clifton

1. A Dream of Foxes 1/3/2003
2. adam thinking 1/3/2003
3. admonitions 1/3/2003
4. climbing 1/3/2003
5. Cutting Greens 1/3/2003
6. fury 1/3/2003
7. good times 1/3/2003
8. harriet 1/3/2003
9. Homage to My Hips 1/3/2003
10. i am accused of tending to the past 1/3/2003
11. Island Mary 1/3/2003
12. Listen Children 1/3/2003
13. Lorena 1/3/2003
14. memory 1/3/2003
15. miss rosie 1/3/2003
16. moonchild 1/3/2003
17. My Mama Moved Among the Days 1/3/2003
18. Poem in praise of menstruation 1/3/2003
19. Praise Song 1/13/2003
20. seeker of visions 1/3/2003

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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