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.

2 comments:

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.