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Comment 42 of 42, added on April 11th, 2014 at 1:04 PM.
PHILOMELACircuits of

PHILOMELACircuits of sun over classroom,kindergarten that will last a
lteiifme –sweaters hung in rows in the cloakroom,cough drops in sticky
pockets –and at last, it’s the blessed Hour of Art.Blunt-tip scissors
and blank sheetsof paper. Poster paint, andcrayons stubbed and broken, but
brightas jewels of the crown.One small girl squeals “here comethe
easels!” A child’s gladdest hour,when she’s in love with color.But
Teacher sits her head-downin the black canyon of Time-Out. No colors for
this unpaintednight-bird, no plaint. Her fingers gripthe table’s wooden

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Poet: Jean Toomer
Poem: A Certain Man
Added: Apr 8 2005
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Poem of the Day: Jan 27 2006

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