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Friday's for The Feedback!


It’s February!

What better way to celebrate FEEDBACK FRIDAY than with a love poem by Gwendolyn Brooks!?! “when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story” appeared in her first book A Street in Bronzeville in 1945. It’s a sweet re-counting of a couple’s love and their experiences on a peaceful Sunday.

📷️ Do you have a sweet romantic memory you’re willing to share?

🖤 What has someone said to you or done for you that demonstrated his/her love?

📷 Which examples in the poem do you identify as true signs of love?

🧡 What other love poems by what other authors do you enjoy?



Heart by HoracioCortes


when you have forgotten Sunday: the love story


——And when you have forgotten the bright bedclothes

on a Wednesday and a Saturday,

And most especially when you have forgotten Sunday—-

When you have forgotten Sunday halves in bed,

Or me sitting on the front-room radiator in the limping

afternoon

Looking off down the long street

To nowhere,

Hugged by my plain old wrapper of no-expectation

And nothing-I-have-to-do and I’m-happy-why?

And if-Monday-never-had-to-come—

When you have forgotten that, I say,

And how you swore, if somebody beeped the bell,

And how my heart played hopscotch if the telephone rang;

And how we finally went in to Sunday dinner,

That is to say, went across the front room floor to the

ink-spotted table in the southwest corner

To Sunday dinner, which was always chicken and noodles

Or chicken and rice

And salad and rye bread and tea

And chocolate chip cookies—-

I say, when you have forgotten that,

When you have forgotten my little presentiment

That the war would be over before they got to you;

And how we finally undressed and whipped out the

light and flowed into bed,

And lay loose-limbed for a moment in the week-end

Bright bedclothes,

Then gently folded into each other—

When you have, I say, forgotten all that,

Then you may tell,

Then I may believe

You have forgotten me well.

~~ Gwendolyn Brooks



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