Black Poetry : a note to ms clifton

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  1. TotalView

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    if there be a history for salt
    in a black woman's vibrations

    and there be a gathering of poet tribes
    to carry a female name across water

    and if there be an anthem to hum
    for the making of old bones

    and there be a single root ribboning
    through dahomey soil towards my daughter's hands

    i say lucille if there be a truth
    this be the time for you. you. you.

    and your twelve fingers

    © Kiwanda Paul

    (May you rest in peace, Mother Poet)
     
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    wow.. took me someplace else completely.. beautiful rhythm.. sentiment.. color..
     
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    what a spin you twisted here that took my thoughts to another level
    awesome write
     
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    loving the pen poet........
     
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    Skuderjaymes, $$RICH$$, and Nevar; thank you for leaving words and comments. They (you) mean a lot to me.

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  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .......What a tribute TotalView...well done indeed.

     
  7. TotalView

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    Thank you, Brother Clyde, for stopping by and leaving words.

    Lucille Clifton is by far my favorite female poet. She has/had a pitch perfect ear.
    I would quote something of hers but I wouldn't want to rob you of the pleasure of discovering for yourself her beautiful work. (if you have not already done so.) Oh! I'm rambling. Please forgive me. Again, thank you

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    .......yvw, ramble on TotalView:)...its appreciated; especially the suggestion. I will follow-up on reviewing and discovering for myself this wonderful person, Lucille Clifton...Peace In my sister friend.

     
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