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Born in June 27, 1936 / Died in February 13, 2010 / United States / English

Quotes by Lucille Clifton

People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept.