Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

Think of sweet and chocolate, Left to folly or to fate, Whom the higher gods forgot, Whom the lower gods berate; Physical and underfed Fancying on the featherbed ...
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The Anniad."
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New pioneer of days and ways, be gone. Hunt out your own or make your own alone. Go down the street.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "Big Bessie throws her son into the street."
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And a man of tan engages For the springtime of her pride, Eats the green by easy stages, Nibbles at the root beneath With intimidating teeth.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The Anniad."
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Bright lameness from my beautiful disease, You have your destiny to chip and eat.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "Big Bessie throws her son into the street."
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It was Mabbie without the grammar school gates. And Mabbie was all of seven. And Mabbie was cut from a chocolate bar. And Mabbie thought life was heaven.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The ballad of chocolate Mabbie."
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"I shall create! If not a note, a hole. If not an overture, a desecration."
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. Boy Breaking Glass (l. 7-8). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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He wore like a jewel a lemon-hued lynx With sand-waves loving her brow.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The ballad of chocolate Mabbie."
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The music is in minors.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. Boy Breaking Glass (l. 17). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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"Men there were and men there be But never men so many Chief enough to marry me," Thought the proud late Annie.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The ballad of late Annie."
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Each to his grief, each to his loneliness and fidgety revenge.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. Boy Breaking Glass (l. 13-14). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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