Poet: Lucille Clifton
Year: Published/Written in 1993
Poem of the Day:
Jul 17 2006
Comment 3 of 3, added on April 23rd, 2012 at 8:48 PM.
The poem that I liked the most was We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks. I liked this poem because it shows a lot of mienang in only a few words. The mienang that I interpreted was that a group of young men who are probably drinkers and gamblers spend their days playing pool and drinking alcohol. I also saw that Jazz June may possibly mean that they are out of school and it is June. Another mienang that I saw was that when the men say We Die soon ,they could be mienang that they are happy with the lives that they have lived and are not afraid of death. I think that the message of this poem is to live out your life happily and to enjoy it to the fullest.
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 29th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 1 of 3, added on November 26th, 2008 at 5:09 PM.
Clifton was in her mid-fifties when she wrote Climbing, a lyric of twelve short lines. It is an autobiographical poem about her life. She uses simple accessible language to imagine what it would be like to be sixty years old. The poems tone expresses a feeling of achievement. The speaker seems proud of the decisions she has made and acknowledges the struggle ahead as she ages. Themes that are addressed include the relationship with ageing and desire, time and regret, and the ways in which a self image changes as human being age.
Beth from United States
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