“There is a girl inside” by Lucille Clifton

There is a girl inside.
She is randy as a wolf.
She will not walk away and leave these bones
to an old woman.

She is a green tree in a forest of kindling.
She is a green girl in a used poet.

She has waited patient as a nun
for the second coming,
when she can break through gray hairs
into blossom

and her lovers will harvest
honey and thyme
and the woods will be wild
with the damn wonder of it.

Emily Balivet, "Awakening Pagan Spring Goddess"

Emily Balivet, “Awakening Pagan Spring Goddess”

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to “There is a girl inside” by Lucille Clifton

  1. Zarah says:

    Thank you so much … it perfectly fits my own process. Recently I was called to awaken the goddess within me, and then I dreamed of an eight-year-old girl with red hair, much like the pagan goddess on that beautiful painting. Awesome synchronicity! 🙂

  2. mary says:

    Wonderful! Thank you.

  3. Maria F. says:

    Amazing painting Monika. I just went to her website and her work is incredible. Thanks for sharing this poem also with so much in-depth meaning.

    • Maria F. says:

      I love this verse. This is my interpretation of the poem:

      “She has waited patient as a nun
      for the second coming,
      when she can break through gray hairs
      into blossom”

      Mother Nature is constantly regenerating herself. It does not age. It is always fresh for the harvest; yet the process remains a mystery; for wilderness alone can act in such ways that humans do not fully understand.

    • Thank you, Maria. I often include Balivet’s art in my posts because I really love it, too.

    • Maria F. says:

      Yes, thank you for helping to interpret it!

  4. Very lovely indeed! How can I message you privately?

  5. lampmagician says:

    Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    and her lovers will harvest
    honey and thyme
    and the woods will be wild
    with the damn wonder of it. ❤ ❤

  6. Pingback: “There is a girl inside” by Lucille Clifton | lampmagician

  7. Beautiful poem and image!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s