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(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks

21. The Children of the Poor 1/17/2012
22. The Crazy Woman 1/1/2004
23. The Good Man 1/1/2004
24. The Independent Man 1/1/2004
25. The Life of Lincoln West 1/17/2012
26. The Lovers of the Poor 1/20/2003
27. The Mother 1/20/2003
28. the rites for Cousin Vit 1/17/2012
29. The Sermon on the Warpland 1/17/2012
30. the sonnet-ballad 1/20/2003
31. The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith 1/17/2012
32. the vacant lot 1/17/2012
33. To Be In Love 1/1/2004
34. to the Diaspora 1/1/2004
35. truth 1/17/2012
36. We Real Cool 1/20/2003
37. when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story 1/17/2012
38. Young Afrikans 1/17/2012

The Independent Man

Now who could take you off to tiny life
In one room or in two rooms or in three
And cork you smartly, like the flask of wine
You are? Not any woman. Not a wife.
You'd let her twirl you, give her a good glee
Showing your leaping ruby to a friend.
Though twirling would be meek. Since not a cork
Could you allow, for being made so free.

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