Saturday, September 21, 2013

Poem, "Portrait in Georgia" by Jean Toomer

Portrait in Georgia

  by Jean Toomer

Hair--braided chestnut,
     coiled like a lyncher's rope,
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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