Lucille Clifton, Rafael Chirbes, Teju Cole, Frank O’Hara, Paul Laurence Dunbar, E. J. Potgieter, Kees Ouwens, Dawud Wharnsby, João Guimarães Rosa

De Amerikaanse dichteres en schrijfster Lucille Clifton werd geboren in New York op 27 juni 1936. Zie ook alle tags voor Lucille Clifton op dit blog.

Shapeshifter Poems

1
the legend is whispered
in the women’s tent
how the moon when she rises
full
follows some men into themselves
and changes them there
the season is short
but dreadful shapeshifters
they wear strange hands
they walk through the houses
at night their daughters
do not know them

2
who is there to protect her
from the hands of the father
not the windows which see and
say nothing not the moon
that awful eye not the woman
she will become with her
scarred tongue who who who the owl
laments into the evening who
will protect her this prettylittlegirl

Lucille Clifton (27 juni 1936 – 13 februari 2010)

 

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