Lucille Clifton’s “let there be new flowering”

Lucille Clifton's poem "let there be new flowering" inscribed on the community kitchen at El Cosmico (Marfa, Texas: June 25, 2010 at 3:12pm CST)

Lucille Clifton's poem "let there be new flowering" inscribed on the community kitchen at El Cosmico (Marfa, Texas: June 25, 2010 at 3:12pm CST).
Photograph by: Gregory Foster

let there be new flowering
in the fields let the fields
turn mellow for the men
let the men keep tender
through the time let the time
be wrested from the war
let the war be won
let love be
at the end
Lucille Clifton‘s poem “let there be new flowering”. Available in good woman: poems and a memoir 1969-1980, (Brockport, New York: BOA Editions, Ltd., 1987). First published in an ordinary woman, (New York: Random House, 1974), p. 91.

Lucille Clifton Posted on behalf of Lucille Clifton on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 under Quotations.

2 comments

  1. beautiful

  2. Amina Wolfe says:

    Lovely. Let it be now. Thank you, Gregory.

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