poetry wednesday : homage to my hips

By on Nov 18, 2009 | 4 comments

HipHorizon91 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 

"They don't fit into little petty places." I love that.

Thanks to Donna Glee Williams for delighting us by sharing this poem during our recent Life is a Verb retreat.

(hear Lucille Clifton read the poem. painting from here)