Homage to My Hips

November 3, 2006

Only This Moment

Wonaek Juntaratip






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


3 Responses to “Homage to My Hips”

  1. M. Allen Cross said

    I’ve seen this one before. Those last two lines just make this poem for me.

  2. kimtelas said

    Oh yea, those last two lines get me too!

    Clearly, for different reasons!

    Thanks Allan,


  3. Oh Man! yeah I agree Last two lines says all, Lovely poem!

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