Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(January 14, 1914 - August 5, 2000 / Washington D.C)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

On Getting A Natural (For Gewndolyn Brooks)

She didn't know she was beautiful,
though her smiles were dawn,
her voice was bells,
and her skin deep velvet Night.

She didn't know she was beautiful,
although her deeds,
kind, generous, unobtrusive,
gave hope to some,
and help to others,
and inspiration to us all. And
beauty is as beauty does,
they say.

Then one day there blossomed
a crown upon her head,
bushy, bouffant, real Afro-down,
Queen Nefertiti again.
And now her regal woolly crown
declares,
I know
I'm black
AND
beautiful.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Profile on the Pillow by Dudley Randall )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]