Climbing Summary
Lucille Clifton

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Climbing Summary

"Climbing" is the first original poem in Lucille Clifton's collection The Book of Light, published by Copper Canyon Press, in 1993. It is in a section titled "Reflection," which comes directly after a found poem, "Light." In a lyric of twelve short lines, Clifton uses simple, accessible language to imagine what it would be like to be sixty years old. The speaker imagines herself in the future and uses that image to make statements to...

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