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

Georgia Dusk

The sky, lazily disdaining to pursue
The setting sun, too indolent to hold
A lengthened tournament for flashing gold,
Passively darkens for night's barbeque,

A feast of moon and men and barking hounds.
An orgy for some genius of the South
With blood-hot eyes and cane-lipped scented mouth,
Surprised in making folk-songs from soul sounds.

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