Jul 22, 2014
Jul 21, 2014

Life for my child is simple, and is good

From The Womanhood, 
by Gwendolyn Brooks

Life for my child is simple, and is good.
He knows his wish. Yes, but that is not all.
Because I know mine too.
And we both want joy of undeep and unabiding things,
Like kicking over a chair or throwing blocks out of a window
Or tipping over an icebox pan
Or snatching down curtains or fingering an electric outlet
Or a journey or a friend or an illegal kiss.
No. There is more to it than that.
It is that he has never been afraid.
Rather, he reaches out ad lo the chair falls with a beautiful crash,
And the blocks fall, down on people’s heads,
And the water comes slooshing sloppily out across the floor.
And so forth.
Not that success, for him, is sure, infallible.
But never has he been afraid to reach.
His lesions are legion.
But reaching is his rule.

Jul 21, 2014
lauramcphee:

Portrait of Gwendolyn Brooks, from Bronzeville: 1946-48 (Wayne Miller)

lauramcphee:

Portrait of Gwendolyn Brooks, from Bronzeville: 1946-48 (Wayne Miller)

Jul 21, 2014

SoHo / NoHo

Jul 21, 2014
I am interested in telling my particular truth as I have seen it.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Jul 20, 2014

(Source: WOLVERXNE, via anarduousjourney)

Jul 20, 2014

monsters

washington square at sunset:

a grandmother in her sixties,

her granddaughter in pigtails,

stroll with a lop-eared dog



they’re not afraid of us,

she says,

but we’re afraid of them.

i’ve known some bad monsters in my time, 

but they’re all gone now



i’ve known some bad monsters too,

some of my own invention;

none have been afraid

of raised voices or fists



the scary thing about monsters is

they burrow deep within us;

they’re not afraid of us,

but we’re afraid of them



i’ve known some bad monsters in my time,

some of my own invention,

but they’re all gone now

and i’m not alone in the dark.

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