Gwendolyn Brooks

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

The Independent Man - Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Now who could take you off to tiny life
In one room or in two rooms or in three
And cork you smartly, like the flask of wine
You are? Not any woman. Not a wife.
You'd let her twirl you, give her a good glee
Showing your leaping ruby to a friend.
Though twirling would be meek. Since not a cork
Could you allow, for being made so free.

A woman would be wise to think it well
If once a week you only rang the bell.


Comments about The Independent Man by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • (9/24/2018 11:33:00 AM)


    Nice poem (Report) Reply

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  • (5/11/2007 5:00:00 PM)


    Compliments of the day to you.
    I am Miss nenita fred I am single,23yrs.However How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile and i read it and took intersest in it, if you don't mind i will like to know you much better, although i came online to look for a true and loving man that is ready for a true, honest and loving relationship and will be able to take good care of me if you are the kind of man am talking about then send me a mail now on my private email (nenita_4life77@yahoo.co.uk) included, so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself.looking forward to hear from you, thanks and God bless
    miss nenita
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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