Friday, October 24, 2008

Good News About Hips!

I found this lovely on a Lucille Clifton appreciation site. I hadn't read the poet in years. I remember why I love her now.

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

Ah yes, the healing continues...
mair francis

image by Shan Kelly


Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Oh sweet. I love it!

Rhonda Jeanne said...


Ya got any poems about belly fat?

nuzor said...

Alas, I have no hips! :( No mesmerizing when I walk.

Anonymous said...

super! now all i need an *all-body* fat poem.


Avily Jerome said...

This is my first time visiting your blog- I linked over from Chip MacGregor's blog.

I think I just fell in love with you!

Thanks for all your honesty about how your weight and your past makes you feel, and the encouragement of reminding me that God thinks I'm beautiful!

I love your blog, and I can't wait to see what else you have in store!