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Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks
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men and women
Let it be stairways, and a splintery box
Where you have thrown me, scraped me with your kiss,
Have honed me, have released me after this
Cavern kindness smiled away our shocks.
That is the birthright of our lovely love
In swaddling clothes.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. "A Lovely Love."
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