Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks

But could a dream send up through onion fumes
Its white and violet, fight with fried potatoes
And yesterday's garbage ripening in the hall,
Flutter, or sing an aria down these rooms
Even if we were willing to let it in,
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. A Street in Bronzeville (l. 17–21). . .

Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. (1963) Harper & Row.
Surprise me with a
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