Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Our Mid-Month’s Poet: Jean Toomer

Storm Ending 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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6 thoughts on “Our Mid-Month’s Poet: Jean Toomer

  1. Full-lipped, bitten, bleeding, dripping – beautiful Tom


  2. So much imagery in that one. I can’t write poetry, but I so admire those who do.


  3. I don’t have much to offer here, but I don’t ever let that stop me from commenting.

    Today I learned that Jean Toomer is a dude. That’s something.

    Also, if I may make a literary comparison–when I hear the poet’s name, I think of the line spoken by renowned thespian and statesman Arnold Schwarzenegger in the beloved film “Kindergarten Cop:” — It’s not a tumor!


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