Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks

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.

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