Friday's for The Feedback!
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.
🖤 What has someone said to you or done for you that demonstrated his/her love?
🧡 What other love poems by what other authors do you enjoy?
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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
Looking off down the long street
Hugged by my plain old wrapper of no-expectation
And nothing-I-have-to-do and I’m-happy-why?
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
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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