.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

bricolage \bree-koh-LAHZH; brih-\, noun: -a dump site for anything at hand, in mind-

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

we jazz june..

It's June again, which reminds me of Gwendolyn Brooks poem that always made me think about youth, future, life and brevity.

If you'd like to find out more about interesting facts behind this poem, please click this link:
"Online NewsHour: Favorite Poem, December 5, 2005.
An interview with Gwendolyn Brooks (now deceased).



Gwendolyn Brooks"We Real Cool"*

THE POOL PLAYERS.
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.



*Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool," from Blacks (Chicago, Ill.: Third World Press, 1991). Copyright © 1991 by Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely.

=============================
This passage is taken from: "The Favorite Poem Project", available online at , retrieved June 7, 2006.

Gwendolyn Brook's photo is taken from:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b4/
Gwendolyn_brooks.jpg/195px-Gwendolyn_brooks.jpg

Labels:

1 Comments:

Blogger TOKI=that one kid Isla said...

nice poem.Really.well im not diing soon.Well at least i hope not.Oh crap!now i need my inhaler.Breath in breath out.Oh i dont need it.My sister dose to.I think.Well i need to preform CPR now.Bye.

Mon Jul 17, 11:15:00 PM 2006

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home