Still on poems and poets I like, Gwendolyn Brooks was born in 1917 and she authored over 20 poems and novels. She received quite a number of awards during her lifetime including the Pulitzer Prize (the first black female author to win this), the Frost Medal, the Shelley Memorial award amongst others. She died in the year 2000.

​The good man.

He is still enhancer, renouncer.

In the time of detachment,

in the time of the vivid heather and affectionate evil,

in the time of oral

grave grave legalities of hate – all real

walks our prime registered reproach and seal.

Our successful moral.

The good man.

Watches our bogus roses, our rank wreath, our

love’s unreliable cement, the gray

jubilees of our demondom.


Counsel!Good man.

Require of us our terribly excluded blue.

Constrain, repair a ripped, revolted land.

Put hand in hand land over.


the abler droughts and manias of the day

and a felicity entreat.


Complete your pledges, reinforce your aides, renew

stance, testament.


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