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
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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Comments about The Crazy Woman by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/19/2019 12:28:00 AM)

    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."



    great write
    great poem
    love 10+++++++++++++++++
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  • (6/29/2019 12:06:00 PM)

    very beautiful poem by Gwendolyn brooks. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/29/2019 12:05:00 PM)

    very beautiful poem by Gwendolyn (Report)Reply

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  • Louemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/16/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    I shall not sing a May song.
    A May song should be gay.
    I'll wait until November
    And sing a song of gray
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  • Castellenas John (5/8/2019 8:07:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem by Gwendolyn. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (5/11/2018 7:13:00 AM)

    Lovely poem with an interesting narrative. Thanks a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/24/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    Crazy woman would not sing in May. It is a heart catching line. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2018 12:37:00 PM)

    This poem is to flowem I fell like I should tow them (Report)Reply

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  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (12/31/2017 2:33:00 PM)

    Intriguing Poem (Report)Reply

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  • (12/20/2017 1:00:00 PM)

    I like that :) It tickles my fancy. (Report)Reply

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  • Sharon Wischkaemper (12/14/2017 9:23:00 AM)

    I really like this! Great ending, 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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  • Abubakar Bello (11/14/2017 11:37:00 PM)

    Awesome indeed.i like this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Kamiel Choi (10/4/2017 3:13:00 AM)

    Fine poetry in its simplicity. What's with the Anonymous submission.? (Report)Reply

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  • 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

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

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

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  • 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

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

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

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  • 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

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  • (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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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