Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton’s “let there be new flowering”

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.