by Lucille Clifton http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15599
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!
Saturday, April 05, 2008
There really isn't any story behind this poem beyond the fact that I remember reading it and just smiling. I think any woman can find something to enjoy about this poem. A celebration of being a woman. And below is a link of the poet reading the poem. A weekend bonus.