Jean Toomer

(26 December 1894 – 30 March 1967 / Washington D.C.)

Comments about Jean Toomer

  • Freshman - 879 Points Lamont Palmer (2/19/2006 7:35:00 AM)

    Largely obscure now, but a very fine poet in his day.

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Portrait In Georgia

Hair--braided chestnut,
coiled like a lyncher's rope,
Lips--old scars, or the first red blisters,
Breath--the last sweet scent of cane,
And her slim body, white as the ash
of black flesh after flame.

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