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Jazz Poetry Appreciation Month: Gwendolyn Brooks, 'We Real Cool'

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Apr 29, 2013 03:17 PM EDT

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.

From The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks, published by Harpers. © 1960 by Gwendolyn Brooks. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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