Poem – A – Day: April 9th: We Real Cool By Gwendolyn Brooks

We Real Cool
By Gwendolyn Brooks.

We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin.  We
Jazz June. We
Die soon.

I found a cool recording of this poem being read by Gwendolyn Brooks. She also gives a little background about the poem and how she came to write it. You can find it here.

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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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