the green of Jesus
is breaking the ground
and the sweet
smell of delicious Jesus
is opening the house and
the dance of Jesus music
has hold of the air and
the world is turning
in the body of Jesus and
the future is possible
Lucille Clifton, “spring song” from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton. Copyright © 1987 by Lucille Clifton.  Reprinted by permission of BOA Editions, Ltd., http://www.boaeditions.org.

Source: Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir(BOA Editions Ltd., 1980)

Lucille Clifton

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