Lucille Clifton

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

Lucille Clifton Poems

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

listen children
keep this in the place
you have for keeping
always
keep it all ways

we have never hated black

listen
we have been ashamed
hopeless tired mad
but always
all ways
we loved us

we have always loved each other
children all ways

pass it on

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