• The BP Team

When I say Feedback, You Say Friday!


There are so many different kinds of love. 

There are so many different ways to look at love. 

And several ways to approach this poem. 


This is not a mushy, sugar-sweet poem about romance. 

And yet you’ll find joy in it. 


Do you have a favorite poem about love? 

How is it different from this poem?


Who are these two people?

Can you describe them?

(Their ages? Size? Jobs? Favorite foods? Hopes and dreams?)


Or maybe you can send us a video of you singing a song that would fit these two characters. 


It’s time to Read and React. Enjoy!

-THE BP TEAM



AN ASPECT OF LOVE,

ALIVE IN THE ICE AND FIRE 

LaBohem Brown


In a package of minutes there is this We.

How beautiful.

Merry foreigners in our morning,

we laugh, we touch each other, 

are responsible props and posts.

A physical light is in the room.


Because the world is at the window

we cannot wonder very long.


You rise. Although

genial, you are in yourself again.

I observe

your direct and respectable stride.

You are direct and self-accepting as a lion

in Afrikan velvet. You are level, lean,

remote.


There is a moment in Camaraderie

when interruption is not to be understood.

I cannot bear an interruption.

This is the shining joy;

the time of not-to-end.


On the street we smile.

We go

in different directions

down the imperturbable street.

— Gwendolyn Brooks


All works by Gwendolyn Brooks are copyrighted. They may be shared on personal social media sites ONLY. All other uses (professional, for profit, etc.) require written permission from Brooks Permissions at info@gwendolynbrooks.net

- THE BP TEAM

Brooks Permissions: Continuing The Relevance of Gwendolyn Brooks

into the 21st Century... And Beyond!!

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