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let there be new flowering

Lucille Clifton
A light purple, horizontal poster with a colorful mosaic at the top features the poem, let there be new flowering, by Lucille Clifton.

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

"Let there be new flowering" from Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 by Lucille Clifton. Copyright © 1987. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions, Ltd.