Jean Toomer

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

A Poem from Transatlantic


Stretch sea
Stretch away sea and land
We are following thee
Thy lead is dangerous
And glorius
Stretch thyself and us
And make us live
To mount the ladder of horizons
Until we step upon the radiant plateau.

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012

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