BARBER AND BEAUTY
Homage To My Hair
When I Feel
Her Jump Up And Dance
I Hear The Music, My God,
I'm Talking About My Nappy Hair!
She Is A Challenge To Your Hand
Black Man, She Is As Tasty On Your Tongue
As Good Greens, Black Man,
She Can Touch Your Mind With Her
Electric Fingers And The
Grayer She Do Get, My God,
The Blacker She Do Be!
- Lucille Clifton
Discovered by Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton was the Poet Laureate of Maryland and a professor of Literature. She published a collection of poetry called Two-Headed Woman in 1980, which included the poem "Homage to My Hair." This poem is about the strength and beauty in our African hair.
Clifton, Lucille. "Homage to My Hair." The Iowa Review 6.2 (1975): 22-22. Web.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.17077/0021-065X.1839
Lucille Clifton. Poetry Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lucille-clifton