Gwendolyn Brooks

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

The Crazy Woman


I shall not sing a May song.
A May song should be gay.
I'll wait until November
And sing a song of gray.

I'll wait until November
That is the time for me.
I'll go out in the frosty dark
And sing most terribly.

And all the little people
Will stare at me and say,
"That is the Crazy Woman
Who would not sing in May."


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  • Freshman - 1,537 Points John Richter (1/7/2015 12:52:00 PM)

    This is a very fun poem, though my heart saddens for the author - everyone should sing in May! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tanny Quin (7/8/2008 12:35:00 PM)

    Yep I can sing that way! ! ! ! How fun I should not sing in May but pretty soon!
    youv'e got rythm Phebe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jillxx . (7/2/2005 12:13:00 AM)

    haha i really like this poem. it's kind of funny, but it makes sense to me. it really hits me because it's how i feel sometimes. i'm all about the sad songs/poems, and know what it's like to have others think you're crazy because they expect you to snap out of the sadness, and just be happy. good stuff! (Report) Reply

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