Jean Toomer

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

Portrait In Georgia - Poem by Jean Toomer

Hair--braided chestnut,
coiled like a lyncher's rope,
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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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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