Jean Toomer

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

Jean Toomer Poems

1. Her Lips Are Copper Wire 1/3/2003
2. People 1/3/2003
3. A Certain Man 1/3/2003
4. Reapers 1/3/2003
5. A Portrait in Georgia 1/3/2003
6. Unsuspecting 1/3/2003
7. The Lost Dancer 1/3/2003
8. November Cotton Flower 1/13/2003
9. Tell Me 1/3/2003
10. Evening Song 1/3/2003
11. Cotton Song 1/3/2003
12. Song of the Son 1/3/2003
13. Conversion 1/3/2003
14. Georgia Dusk 1/3/2003
15. Harvest Song 1/3/2003
16. Portrait in Georgia 1/20/2003
17. For M.W. 1/3/2003
18. Seventh Street 12/26/2011
19. Storm Ending 12/26/2011
20. Banking Coal 12/26/2011

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes
gleaming on lamp-posts that sway
like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog

and let your breath be moist against me
like bright beads on yellow globes

telephone the power-house
that the main wires are insulate

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