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

The Lost Dancer

Spatial depths of being survive
The birth to death recurrences
Of feet dancing on earth of sand;
Vibrations of the dance survive
The sand; the sand, elect, survives
The dancer. He can find no source
Of magic adequate to bind
The sand upon his feet, his feet
Upon his dance, his dance upon
The diamond body of his being.

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