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bluefunk2020: I love the poetry of black southern speech in the 20th century. Jean Toomer had a point. And the fact that they didn't think of themselves as *poets* is all the more profound.

Quotesme_: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

yosuke_j: Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity. by Jean Toomer

Inspired2Share: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

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IFinestQuotes: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

StyleSarapan: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

WATCHUMACALLIT: NO EYES WHO EVER SEEN BEAUTY WILL EVER LOSE SIGHT - JEAN TOOMER

Quotesme_: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

yosuke_j: Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity. by Jean Toomer

anocas_mateus: + if it does, you’ll be endlessly happy. "We never know we are beings till we love. And then it is we know the powers and potentialities of human existence." - Jean Toomer

sharetw_: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

kate_tooley: 4 of 5 stars to Cane by Jean Toomer

midapocalyptic: — Cane / Jean Toomer

v_rossouw3: "Full moon rising on the waters of my heart, lakes and moon and fires." - Jean Toomer, from 'Evening Song'

midapocalyptic: On page 80 of 144 of Cane, by Jean Toomer

Quotesme_: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

DrEricaBrown: "People mistake their limitations for high standards," Jean Toomer.

QuestionMauk: Every time I write Jean Toomer's name, Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice pops in my brain to yell

lutherxhughes: Happy first day of fall. Seattle is in the high 50s today, the leaves are changing, and Jean Toomer writes, “O my brothers, I beat my palms, still soft, against the stubble of my harvesting.”

yosuke_j: Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity. by Jean Toomer

five_books: “Jean Toomer's Cane is one of the most beautiful novels in all of American literature.”

QuotePicNet: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

Inspired2Share: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

IFinestQuotes: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

biblioklept: “Conversion” — Jean Toomer

StyleSarapan: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

RHamilton44: Today in class we had a discussion about whether Cane by Jean Toomer was a poem or a novel, and the had to pick one or the other. Which would you pick?

sharetw_: "We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them." Jean Toomer

_deardiaryyy: Jean Toomer did not want to be viewed as Black. He said “to try to tie me to one of my parts is surely to lose me” so why are we still considering him a Black author? If you don’t want to be here then go but this dipping a toe in the water when it’s convenient thing is wrong.

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Town Eclogues: Tuesday; St. James's Coffee-House
 by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

SILLIANDER and PATCH.
THOU so many favours hast receiv'd,
Wondrous to tell, and hard to be believ'd,
Oh ! H---- D, to my lays attention lend,
Hear how two lovers boastingly contend ;
Like thee successful, such their bloomy youth,
Renown'd alike for gallantry and truth.

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