Saturday, February 13, 2010

lucille Clifton, honored poet from Buffalo, dies

Clifton, honored poet from Buffalo, dies : Home: The Buffalo News

Just heard the sad news that poet Lucille Clifton died today. She was 73.

Here's one of my favorite poems by her:


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



Lucille Clifton
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