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Selected poems

Gwendolyn Brooks.
  • New York : HarperPerennial, 1999.
  • 1st Perennial Classics ed.
  • xii, 137 pages ; 21 cm.
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  • Street in Bronzeville
  • kitchenette building
  • mother
  • southeast corner
  • hunchback girl: she thinks of heaven
  • song in the front yard
  • ballad of chocolate Mabbie
  • preacher: ruminates behind the sermon
  • Sadie and Maud
  • independent man
  • of De Witt Williams on his way to Lincoln Cemetery
  • vacant lot
  • Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith
  • Negro Hero
  • gay chaps at the bar
  • still do I keep my look, my identity ...
  • my dreams, my works, must wait till after hell
  • looking
  • piano after war
  • mentors
  • white troops had their orders but the Negroes looked like men
  • firstly inclined to take what it is told
  • "God works in a mysterious way"
  • love note I: surely
  • love note II: flags
  • progress
  • Notes from the Childhood and the Girlhood
  • Clogged and soft and sloppy eyes
  • Chicken, she chided early, should not wait
  • After the baths and bowel-work, he was dead
  • Late Annie in her bower lay
  • duck fats rot in the roasting pan
  • "Do not be afraid of no"
  • But can see better there, and laughing there
  • Think of sweet and chocolate
  • You need the untranslatable ice to watch
  • Certainty we two shall meet by God
  • Oh mother, mother, where is happiness
  • Womanhood
  • People who have no children can be hard
  • What shall I give my children? who are poor
  • And shall I prime my children, pray, to pray?
  • First fight. Then fiddle. Ply the slipping string
  • When my dears die, the festival-colored brightness
  • Life for my child is simple, and is good
  • Sweet Sally took a cardboard box
  • light and diplomatic bird
  • Carried her unprotesting out the door
  • They get to Benvenuti's. There are booths
  • dry brown coughing beneath their feet
  • And if sun comes
  • One wants a Teller in a time like this
  • People protest in sprawling lightless ways
  • Men of careful turns, haters of forks in the road
  • In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father
  • My Little 'Bout-town Gal
  • Strong Men, Riding Horses
  • Bean Eaters
  • We Real Cool
  • Old Mary
  • Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi, Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon
  • Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till
  • Mrs. Small
  • Jessie Mitchell's Mother
  • Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock
  • Lovers of the Poor
  • Sunset of the City
  • Man of the Middle Class
  • Crazy Woman
  • Bronzeville Man with a Belt in the Back
  • Lovely Love
  • Penitent Considers Another Coming of Mary
  • Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat
  • In Emanuel's Nightmare: Another Coming of Christ
  • Ballad of Rudolph Reed
  • Riders to the Blood-red Wrath
  • Empty Woman
  • To Be in Love
  • Of Robert Frost
  • Langston Hughes
  • Catch of Shy Fish
  • garbageman: the man with the orderly mind
  • sick man looks at flowers
  • old people working (garden, car)
  • weaponed woman
  • old tennis player
  • surrealist and Omega
  • Spaulding and Francois
  • Big Bessie throws ber son into the street
  • About Gwendolyn Brooks.
Other information
  • Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1963.
ISBN
  • 0060931744
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98054645
  • OCLC: 40489339