Gwendolyn Brooks

We went to the city this morning. (Outside of rush hour, it’s a short trip and a great visit for us. I love going to Chicago.) It’s been a while since I blogged some poetry, so I thought I would do that today, and with Chicago in mind, here is a brief post of a poem by a good Chicago poet.

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
Tin flatware.

Two who are Mostly Good.
Two who have lived their day,
But keep on putting on their clothes
And putting things away.

And remembering . . .
Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that
is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths,
tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.

~Gwendolyn Brooks

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