April 28 / 18
National Poetry Month folks! The last featured poet and poems and I found some great poems by Lucille Clifton. Take a look at these…
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Homage To My Hips – by Lucille Clifton
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
Moonchild – by Lucille Clifton
whatever slid into my mother’s room that
late june night, tapping her great belly,
summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling.
is this the moon, my father used to grin.
cradling me? it was the moon
but nobody knew it then.
the moon understands dark places.
the moon has secrets of her own.
she holds what light she can.
we girls were ten years old and giggling
in our hand-me-downs. we wanted breasts,
pretended that we had them, tissued
our undershirts. jay johnson is teaching
me to french kiss, ella bragged, who
is teaching you? how do you say; my father?
the moon is queen of everything.
she rules the oceans, rivers, rain.
when I am asked whose tears these are
I always blame the moon.
Admonitions – by Lucille Clifton
i don’t promise you nothing
what you pawn
i will redeem
what you steal
i will conceal
my private silence to
your public guilt
is all i got
first time a white man
opens his fly
like a good thing
we’ll just laugh
laugh real loud my
when they ask you
why is your mama so funny
she is a poet
she don’t have no sense
Hope enjoyed these poems for this month because I have enjoyed them the most. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be always blessed.
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