Jean Toomer

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

Jean Toomer Quotes

    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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