Kitchenette Building Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Kitchenette Building

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We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan,
Grayed in, and gray. "Dream" mate, a giddy sound, not strong
Like "rent", "feeding a wife", "satisfying a man".

But could a dream sent up through onion fumes
Its white and violet, fight with fried potatoes
And yesterday's garbage ripening in the hall,
Flutter, or sing an aria down these rooms,

Even if we were willing to let it in,
Had time to warm it, keep it very clean,
Anticipate a message, let it begin?

We wonder. But not well! not for a minute!
Since Number Five is out of the bathroom now,
We think of lukewarm water, hope to get in it.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 29 June 2019

One of the best poems by Gwendolyn Brooks......

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 June 2019

Lukewarm water! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Dr Antony Theodore 29 June 2019

But could a dream sent up through onion fumes Its white and violet, fight with fried potatoes And yesterday's garbage ripening in the hall, Flutter, or sing an aria down these room.. very fine poem of Gwendolyn

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A very good poem. Thanks for sharing

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Mahtab Bangalee 29 June 2019

Even if we were willing to let it in, Had time to warm it, keep it very clean, Anticipate a message, let it begin? ......./// beautiful poetic expression

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Chinedu Dike 02 May 2022

Well articuated and nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm........

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 01 December 2021

A wonderful poem well crafted and expressed. Great imagery.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 April 2021

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