Lucille Clifton, “won’t you celebrate with me” … poem & video

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Lucille Clifton

 
 
 
“won’t you celebrate with me”

 
 
won’t you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

 
 

 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on July 8, 2016.

One Response to “Lucille Clifton, “won’t you celebrate with me” … poem & video”

  1. YES! And hot damn. 🙂

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