The Bean Eaters By Gwendolyn Brooks

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.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to The Bean Eaters By Gwendolyn Brooks

  1. Funny, isn’t it, how many people would feel sorry for such a couple, while I am filled with envy.

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    • I never really thought about it rather anyone could feel sorry or not for the couple. I think if you look at it from a material standpoint…all those years of working and this is all they can afford in their senior years. Yes, that’s sad. That’s very sad if a elderly person works their entire life and must eat beans to supplement their diets. It’s not so much the beans. It’s the fact that capitalism has robbed them blind.

      I think it’s a poem for a different era. The author was born 1917. I think it was written from another generation perceptive. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen,[1] making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

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  2. henhouselady says:

    I love Gwendilyn Brooks poetry. Ot is so beautiful in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Nicely penned
    Stay wealthy healthy safe and happy

    Like

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