Gwendolyn Brooks

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

A Sunset Of The City - Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love.
My daughters and sons have put me away with marbles and dolls,
Are gone from the house.
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Form: Dramatic Monologue


Comments about A Sunset Of The City by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/16/2016 11:23:00 PM)

    Simply superb poem., enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (5/16/2016 5:07:00 PM)

    Aging is not for the weak- -but then again it is not for the strong. Daily it strips and saps and loosens- it is the greatest thief that ever walked the earth. Eternity is the only cure (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (5/16/2016 2:02:00 PM)

    Mesmerizing even in its sadness! No place to hide from life. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/16/2016 6:42:00 AM)

    It is fascinating to note how a mere sunset arouses feelings and provokes insight of a human constructively. Congrats for being the modern poem of the day. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (5/16/2016 12:53:00 AM)

    With marbles and dolls! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Billsborough (5/16/2016 12:52:00 AM)

    Love the dilemma in the last two lines. a good poem.

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  • Delilah Miller (3/11/2007 10:58:00 PM)

    Poor Gwen. She thought she was left behind by the times, but she''s timless and she's lovely. (Report) Reply








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