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  • Poem of the Day: The Bean Eaters
    They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.   
    Dinner is a casual affair.
    Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,   
    Tin flatware.

    Two who are Mostly Good.
    Two who have lived their day,
    But keep on putting on their clothes   
    And putting things away.

    And remembering ...
    Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
    As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths, tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.

    Gwendolyn Brooks, “The Bean Eaters” from Selected Poems. Copyright © 1963 by Gwendolyn Brooks. Reprinted with the permission of the Estate of Gwendolyn Brooks.

    Source: Poetry September 1959

    Gwendolyn Brooks

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