American poet 1894-1967

 




jean toomer

 

i was busy   in nineteen eighty eight

and eighty seven

and eighty nine   but nevermind   i missed

 

this little book   when it came out   fifty five

poems

of his   that i am reading now

 

i remember cane from long ago   these are new

to me   and fine  

they take me out of myself  

 

for a little while   but here i am   back again  

self aware

there is no escaping   me   nonetheless  

 

i have this book   and read these poems   and remember

when   and think my thoughts

 





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Written on 2017-07-27 at 19:24

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I love books; fiction, poetry, biographies. They are gifts of escape where our minds, our spirits, can travel away from the confines of these bodies and just be. Music helps me do that too. I can relate, as you can tell, because I just told you.
You will leave your gifts as well. :) kathy
2017-08-19


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Rediscovering classics can be a great thing. The trick is allowing enough time to elapse so that you can pick up the extra dimensions they contain.
2017-07-30


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
How fun is that! To discover a new poet and you are sharing it with us. I also will look him up.*
Ashe
2017-07-28


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Thank you for making me aware of this man. He was an excellent poet.
2017-07-28