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A Sunset Of The City - Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love.
My daughters and sons have put me away with marbles and dolls,
Are gone from the house.
My husband and lovers are pleasant or somewhat polite
And night is night.

It is a real chill out,
The genuine thing.
I am not deceived, I do not think it is still summer
Because sun stays and birds continue to sing.

It is summer-gone that I see, it is summer-gone.
The sweet flowers indrying and dying down,
The grasses forgetting their blaze and consenting to brown.

It is a real chill out. The fall crisp comes
I am aware there is winter to heed.
There is no warm house
That is fitted with my need.

I am cold in this cold house this house
Whose washed echoes are tremulous down lost halls.
I am a woman, and dusty, standing among new affairs.
I am a woman who hurries through her prayers.

Tin intimations of a quiet core to be my
Desert and my dear relief
Come: there shall be such islanding from grief,
And small communion with the master shore.
Twang they. And I incline this ear to tin,
Consult a dual dilemma. Whether to dry
In humming pallor or to leap and die.

Somebody muffed it?? Somebody wanted to joke.

Comments about A Sunset Of The City by Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Dr Tony Brahmin 5/12/2020 9:56:00 AM

    I am cold in this cold house this house
    Whose washed echoes are tremulous down lost halls.
    I am a woman, and dusty, standing among new affairs.
    I am a woman who hurries through her prayers. a very good poem. tony

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  • harshini 8/29/2019 11:41:00 AM

    I loved it. awesome/amazing Reply

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  • olololololololloololoolllolooloolloooollllo 6/11/2018 9:49:00 AM

    who cares #no #one #maddman Reply

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  • I LOVE THIS POEM ?????????????? 3/1/2018 3:29:00 PM

    I love this poem 💕🍭🎉🍩🍭 Reply

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  • Matthew 11/15/2017 5:21:00 PM

    So hard I can’t do poems Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik 5/16/2016 11:23:00 PM

    Simply superb poem., enjoyed reading it. Reply

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  • Susan Williams 5/16/2016 5:07:00 PM

    Aging is not for the weak- -but then again it is not for the strong. Daily it strips and saps and loosens- it is the greatest thief that ever walked the earth. Eternity is the only cure Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi 5/16/2016 2:02:00 PM

    Mesmerizing even in its sadness! No place to hide from life. Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage 5/16/2016 6:42:00 AM

    It is fascinating to note how a mere sunset arouses feelings and provokes insight of a human constructively. Congrats for being the modern poem of the day. Thanks for sharing. Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis 5/16/2016 12:53:00 AM

    With marbles and dolls! Thanks for sharing. Reply

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Sunset Poems
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    Gwendolyn Brooks
  2. 2. Just Beyond The Sunset
    David Harris
  3. 3. From Sunset To Star Rise
    Christina Georgina Rossetti
  4. 4. Sunset
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. 5. A Sunset
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  6. 6. The Sunset Years Of Samuel Shy
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  7. 7. Bring Me The Sunset In A Cup
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  8. 8. At Sunset
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  9. 9. Sunset At Night—is Natural
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  10. 10. A Touch Of Sunset
    Sandra Fowler
  11. 11. An Ignorance A Sunset
    Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. A Sunset Song
    Sandra Fowler
  13. 13. Song At Sunset
    Walt Whitman
  14. 14. After Sunset
    William Allingham
  15. 15. * Final Sunset Sail
    Bonnie Collins
  16. 16. By The Spring, At Sunset
    Vachel Lindsay
  17. 17. Ever Sunset
    Sandra Fowler
  18. 18. Sunset
    Jessica Millsaps
  19. 19. Dancing To The Sunset
    Hemakumar Nanayakkara
  20. 20. Sunset Thinking
    Marilyn Lott
  21. 21. Sunset From Omaha Hotel Window
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  22. 22. A Walk At Sunset
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  23. 23. ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Of Sunrise, Noon..
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  24. 24. Sunset
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  25. 25. The Sunset Of Romanticism
    Charles Baudelaire
  26. 26. Sea Sunset
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
  27. 27. A Sunset
    Kenneth Slessor
  28. 28. She Watches The Sunset
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  29. 29. At Sunset Time
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  30. 30. ! ! ! ! Walking Hand In Hand Into Sunset..
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  31. 31. A Sunset At Les Eboulements
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  32. 32. Celestial Painting (Sunset At Renvyle)
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  33. 33. Beyond The Sunset
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  35. 35. How The Old Mountains Drip With Sunset
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  36. 36. Sunset On The Bearcamp
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  37. 37. Sunset
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  38. 38. What The Traveller Said At Sunset
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  39. 39. Sunset: St. Louis
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  40. 40. Before Sunset
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  41. 41. Marsh Song -- At Sunset.
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  42. 42. As The Sunset
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  43. 43. Sunset
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  44. 44. Golden Sunset
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  45. 45. ***from Sunset To Twillight, A Floridian..
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  46. 46. Sunset (Haiku)
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  47. 47. 0395 Sunset Boulevard
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  48. 48. The Sunset Stopped On Cottages
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  49. 49. I Will Wait For Sunset….
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  50. 50. The Sunset
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Sunset Poems

  1. Sunset

    Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth. leaving you, not really belonging to either, not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent, not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing that turns to a star each night and climbs- leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads) your own life, timid and standing high and growing, so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out, one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

  2. From Sunset To Star Rise

    Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not: I am no summer friend, but wintry cold, A silly sheep benighted from the fold, A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot. Take counsel, sever from my lot your lot, Dwell in your pleasant places, hoard your gold; Lest you with me should shiver on the wold, Athirst and hungering on a barren spot. For I have hedged me with a thorny hedge, I live alone, I look to die alone: Yet sometimes, when a wind sighs through the sedge, Ghosts of my buried years, and friends come back, My heart goes sighing after swallows flown On sometime summer's unreturning track.

  3. A Sunset

    I love the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens, Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens, In numerous leafage bosomed close; Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer, Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere On cloudy archipelagos. Oh, gaze ye on the firmament! a hundred clouds in motion, Up-piled in the immense sublime beneath the winds' commotion, Their unimagined shapes accord: Under their waves at intervals flame a pale levin through, As if some giant of the air amid the vapors drew A sudden elemental sword. The sun at bay with splendid thrusts still keeps the sullen fold; And momently at distance sets, as a cupola of gold, The thatched roof of a cot a-glance; Or on the blurred horizon joins his battle with the haze; Or pools the blooming fields about with inter-isolate blaze, Great moveless meres of radiance. Then mark you how there hangs athwart the firmament's swept track, Yonder a mighty crocodile with vast irradiant back, A triple row of pointed teeth? Under its burnished belly slips a ray of eventide, The flickerings of a hundred glowing clouds in tenebrous side With scales of golden mail ensheathe. Then mounts a palace, then the air vibrates--the vision flees. Confounded to its base, the fearful cloudy edifice Ruins immense in mounded wrack; Afar the fragments strew the sky, and each envermeiled cone Hangeth, peak downward, overhead, like mountains overthrown When the earthquake heaves its hugy back. These vapors, with their leaden, golden, iron, bronzèd glows, Where the hurricane, the waterspout, thunder, and hell repose, Muttering hoarse dreams of destined harms,-- 'Tis God who hangs their multitude amid the skiey deep, As a warrior that suspendeth from the roof-tree of his keep His dreadful and resounding arms! All vanishes! The Sun, from topmost heaven precipitated, Like a globe of iron which is tossed back fiery red Into the furnace stirred to fume, Shocking the cloudy surges, plashed from its impetuous ire, Even to the zenith spattereth in a flecking scud of fire The vaporous and inflamèd spaume. O contemplate the heavens! Whenas the vein-drawn day dies pale, In every season, every place, gaze through their every veil? With love that has not speech for need! Beneath their solemn beauty is a mystery infinite: If winter hue them like a pall, or if the summer night Fantasy them starre brede.

  4. Just Beyond The Sunset

    Just beyond the sunset Someone waits for me Just beyond the sunset Lies my destiny Where the purple mountains Lie in deep tranquillity There I’ll find the treasure Of love eternally Just beyond the sunset Waits someone so fair Just beyond the sunset All alone they wait there Their hair is golden The colour of the sand Their eyes sparkle in the night Like diamonds in your hand Just beyond the sunset Lies a home for me Where the world is peaceful Like a paradise should be Just beyond the sunset Someday is where you’ll find me Written - July or Aug 1966