Learn More

Lucille Clifton

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

Quotations

  • ''Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.''
    Lucille Clifton (b. 1936), U.S. poet. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 9, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
    67 person liked.
    11 person did not like.

Read more quotations »

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

[Hata Bildir]