Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Great Poem from a New Friend

This awesome poem was shared by Gainesville's Alchemy Drumming & Dance (the newest addition to my list of local studios!) on their Facebook page.  I love it and wanted to share it!

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!

Lucille Clifton, “homage to my hips” from Good Woman. Copyright © 1987

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