Gwendolyn Brooks

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

The Crazy Woman - Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

I shall not sing a May song.
A May song should be gay.
I'll wait until November
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Comments about The Crazy Woman by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Susan Williams (3/12/2016 3:34:00 PM)


    Yes, it sounds like a light-hearted verse- it makes you smile or chuckle and nod your head. But flip it over and take another look. I see that her sad soul and her sad sad song fits into gray November..... but I am said to be a pessimistic sort so perhaps it is only me having a case of mistaken identity. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/12/2016 12:46:00 PM)


    Everyone should sing and laugh year round..good light hearted poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/12/2016 12:38:00 PM)


    That is the time for me. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (3/12/2016 1:13:00 AM)


    That was fun to read. The rhythm is so sing-song, which is its own irony. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/12/2016 12:36:00 AM)


    Hahahahah.....such a sweet drop! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • E.j. Langley (12/19/2015 2:12:00 PM)


    The lyrical irony in this poem is attractive. Thank you for your submission. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (3/14/2014 12:55:00 PM)


    Its like a little crazyness with the women I agree with THAT. (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2009 2:03:00 PM)


    This poem is sort of funny with a dark twist. (Report) Reply

  • (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
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  • (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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