Lucille Clifton

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

Lucille Clifton Poems

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

adam thinking

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

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