The Crazy Woman Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks

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Gwendolyn Brooks

I shall not sing a May song. 
A May song should be gay. 
I'll wait until November 
And sing a song of gray. 

I'll wait until November 
That is the time for me. 
I'll go out in the frosty dark 
And sing most terribly. 

And all the little people 
Will stare at me and say, 
"That is the Crazy Woman 
Who would not sing in May." 


-- Gwendolyn Brooks from Selected Poems