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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

Portrait in Georgia

Hair--braided chestnut,
coiled like a lyncher's rope,
Eyes--fagots,
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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