POET LUCILLE CLIFTON: 1936 – 2010

“children/ when they ask you/ why your mama so funny/ say/ she is a poet/ she don’t have no sense.”
– Lucille Sayles Clifton

This is the quote that I always reflect upon on when I start feeling that what I express in my poetry might be a little too “crazy”. Expressing ourselves is a gift. We turn it on and turn it off when we want to and no one can ever take that away. Thank you for expressing yourself and sharing your profound written legacy – Lucille. Sayles. Clifton.

“Homage To My Hips”

“won’t you celebrate with me”

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More on Lucille Clifton:
Poets.org
Poetryfoundation.org
“My Sassy Lucille” – A poem dedicated to Lucille Clifton by the late and great Mr. Mac Walton.

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