Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

Oh open, apostolic height! And tell my humbug how to start Bird balance, bleach: make miniature Valhalla of my heart.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "IV," from The Womanhood.
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Listen, listen. The step Of iron feet again. And again wild.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The progress."
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A light and diplomatic bird Is lenient in my window tree. A quick dilemma of the leaves Discloses twist and tact to me.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "IV," from The Womanhood.
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... Live!/and have your blooming in the noise of the whirlwind.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), African American author. "The Second Sermon on the Warpland," lines 1-2 (1968).
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What if we wake one shimmering morning to Hear the fierce hammering Of his firm knuckles Hard on the door? Shall we not shudder?
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "IX. Truth."
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Build with lithe love. With love like lion-eyes. With love like morningrise. With love like black, our black— luminously indiscreet; complete; continuous."
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. The Sermon on the Warpland (l. 17-21). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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Sweet is it, sweet is it To sleep in the coolness Of snug unawareness.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "IX. Truth."
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Prepare to meet (sisters, brothers) the brash and terrible weather; the pains; the bruising; the collapse of bestials, idols.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. The Sermon on the Warpland (l. 8-11). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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"My mother is jelly-hearted and she has a brain of jelly: Sweet, quiver-soft, irrelevant. Not essential. Only a habit would cry if she should die...."
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "Jessie Mitchell's Mother."
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He wakes, unwinds, elaborately: a cat Tawny, reluctant, royal. He is fat And fine this morning. Definite. Reimbursed.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith."
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