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The “Spirit of Inspiration,” designed by internationally acclaimed artist Olalekan Jeyifous, is inspired by the life and legacy of Lucille Clifton. Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) remains one of the most important poets of the 20th century.

each of these weeds is a day
i climbed the stair
at 254 purdy street
and looked into a mirror
to see if i was really there.
i was there. i am there
in the thousand days.
the weeds. and these weeds
Read the rest of the poems by Lucille Clifton.