Treasure Island

Jean Toomer

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

Poems of Jean Toomer

1. A Certain Man 1/3/2003
2. A Poem from Transatlantic 5/14/2012
3. A Portrait in Georgia 1/3/2003
4. Banking Coal 12/26/2011
5. Conversion 1/3/2003
6. Cotton Song 1/3/2003
7. Evening Song 1/3/2003
8. For M.W. 1/3/2003
9. Georgia Dusk 1/3/2003
10. Harvest Song 1/3/2003
11. Her Lips Are Copper Wire 1/3/2003
12. November Cotton Flower 1/13/2003
13. People 1/3/2003
14. Portrait in Georgia 1/20/2003
15. Reapers 1/3/2003
16. Seventh Street 12/26/2011
17. Song of the Son 1/3/2003
18. Storm Ending 12/26/2011
19. Tell Me 1/3/2003
20. The Lost Dancer 1/3/2003

A Certain Man

A certain man wishes to be a prince
Of this earth; he also wants to be
A saint and master of the being-world.
Conscience cannot exist in the first:
The second cannot exist without conscience.
Therefore he, who has enough conscience
To be disturbed but not enough to be
Compelled, can neither reject the one
Nor follow the other...

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