NPM 2010 – homage to my hips

admin    April 15, 2010

The real power of poetry comes out when spoken out loud.  Click here to listen to Lucille Clifton reading her poem “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