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Portrait in Georgia
Portrait in Georgia
by Jean Toomer

Portrait in Georgia: Text of the Poem

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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