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A Gwendolyn Brooks quote, but from where?
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"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond."

Was this in one of her poems?
 
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Yes, this comes from Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "Paul Robeson";

That time
we all heard it,
cool and clear,
cutting across the hot grit of the day.
The major Voice.
The adult Voice
forgoing Rolling River,
forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge
and other symptoms of an old despond.
Warning, in music-words
devout and large,
that we are each other's
harvest:
we are each other's
business:
we are each other's
magnitude and bond.

***
Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. ~Italian Proverb
 
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Note that "Paul Robeson" first appeared in Brooks' 1970 collection, Family Pictures. It may appear elsewhere too.

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