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


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

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.

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.*

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