Homage to my Hips - A Thick Girl's Closet

Homage to my Hips

1:00 PM

So as I was cruising tumblr last night, I got a message from one of my followers and she mentioned a poem by Lucille Clifton entitled "Homage to my Hips" and so when I got to work this morning I went right to google and looked it up! It's short, but packs a lot. Kudos and *2 SNAPS* to 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


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  1. Moya2beanMay 2, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    how awesome is this poem! Great read!
    Makes me glad and happy to be in the body that I am in..
    Great post!

  2. Nomali/MinenhleMay 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    I love it!Moving and potent. All hips need this love.

    Love from Jo'burg

  3. Tereza {Drastic Plastic}May 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    I love the poem, I really do :).

  4. Miss DreMay 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I love it!

  5. cherry vidalMay 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    hi i nominated you for an award on my blog! XOXO



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