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Author: TOOMER, JEAN
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Toomer, Jean    Poet's Biography
26 poems available by this author


AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Once I saw large waves
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


BANKING COAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Whoever it was who brought the first wood and coal
Last Line: All money ever saved by banking coal.
Subject(s): Coal Mines & Miners


BROWN RIVER, SMILE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a new america
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


CANE: HER LIPS ARE COPPER WIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whisper of yellow globes
Last Line: Till they are incandescent


CANE: NOVEMBER COTTON FLOWER    Poem Text    
First Line: Boll-weevil's coming, and the winter's cold
Last Line: Beauty so sudden for that time of year.
Variant Title(s): November Cotton Flower
Subject(s): Cotton; Drought; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


CANE: PORTRAIT IN GEORGIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Hair - braided chestnut
Last Line: Of black flesh after flame.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Georgia (State); Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


CONVERSION    Poem Text    
First Line: African guardian of souls
Subject(s): Blacks; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


COTTON SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, brother, come. Lets lift it
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


EVENING SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Full moon rising on the waters of my heart
Subject(s): Love


FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Hair -- / silver-gray
Subject(s): Faces


FOR M.W.    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no transcience of twilight in
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Beauty


GEORGIA DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky, lazily disdaining to pursue
Last Line: Bring dreams of christ to dusky cane-lipped throngs.
Subject(s): Georgia (State); Picnics; Barbecues


HARVEST SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a reaper whose muscles set at sundown. All my oats are cradled
Subject(s): African Americans; Harvest; Hunger; Negroes; American Blacks


HER LIPS ARE COPPER WIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Whisper of yellow globes
Subject(s): Kisses


KARINTHA    Poem Text    
First Line: Her skin is like dusk on the eastern horizon
Last Line: When the sun goes down
Subject(s): Beauty


NOVEMBER COTTON FLOWER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Cotton; Autumn; Southern States; Fall; South (U.s.)


PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: To those fixed on white,
Subject(s): Race Awareness


PORTRAIT IN GEORGIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Hair--braided chestnut,
Subject(s): Lynching; Racism; Georgia (State) African Americans - Women; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


REAPERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Black reapers with the sound of steel on stones
Subject(s): Harvest; Mowing & Mowers; Rats; Seasons; Lawn Mowers


SEVENTH STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts
Subject(s): African Americans; City & Town Life; Social Commentaries; United States - Prohibition (1919-1933); Negroes; American Blacks


SONG OF THE SON    Poem Text    
First Line: Pour, o pour that parting soul in song
Subject(s): African Americans; Holidays; New Year; Slavery; Negroes; American Blacks; Serfs


STORM ENDING    Poem Text    
First Line: Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads
Subject(s): Storms


TELL ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell me, dear beauty of the dusk,
Subject(s): Relationships


THE GODS ARE HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no mountain
Subject(s): Home


THE LOST DANCER    Poem Text    
First Line: Spatial depths of being survive
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


UNSUSPECTING    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a natty kind of mind
Subject(s): Mind, The