Jean Toomer

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

Storm Ending - Poem by Jean Toomer

Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,
Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,
Rumbling in the wind,
Stretching clappers to strike our ears . . .
Full-lipped flowers
Bitten by the sun
Bleeding rain
Dripping rain like golden honey—
And the sweet earth flying from the thunder.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 26, 2011



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