The Bean Eaters

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem

Annotated by:
Chen, Irene
Aull, Felice
  • Date of entry: Mar-05-2002

Summary

This poem recounts how an elderly couple maintain their existence. Although they "eat beans mostly" and "dinner is a casual affair," dining is accompanied by rich and flavorful memories of the past.

Miscellaneous

First published: 1960

Primary Source

The World of Gwendolyn Brooks

Publisher

Harper & Row

Place Published

New York

Edition

1971