Friday, September 19, 2008

I told my friend Nichole that I did not like or respect poetry. Then I saw this story in Washington DC, and immediately I thought of Gwendolyn Brooks. I take it back Nichole:

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


Chubbs said...

i don't like poetry either. but i've been known to waver once or twice. once, when i met sonia sanchez. twice, when i heard a friend say something that made me ask "is THAT really poetry tho?"

JazzBrew said...

I'm in the same boat. Not a big poetry or spoken word fan. I just can't get into it for some reason.