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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,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 April 2021
Congratulations being the Modern Poem Of The Day. So loveliest and amazing poetic expressions
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Lyn Paul 03 April 2021
Gratefulness and hope were used beautifully back then. I remember the shared bath water also as a child.
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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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A very good poem. Thanks for sharing
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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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Edward Kofi Louis 29 June 2019
Lukewarm water! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 29 June 2019
One of the best poems by Gwendolyn Brooks......
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