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Jean Toomer - People

To those fixed on white,
White is white,
To those fixed on black,
It is the same,
And red is red,
Yellow, yellow-
Surely there are such sights
In the many colored world,
Or in the mind.
The strange thing is that
These people never see themselves
Or you, or me.

Are they not in their minds?
Are we not in the world?
This is a curious blindness
For those that are color blind.
What queer beliefs
That men who believe in sights
Disbelieve in seers.

O people, if you but used
Your other eyes
You would see beings. 

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Poet: Jean Toomer
Poem: People
Poem of the Day: Oct 2 2008

Comment 11 of 11, added on November 26th, 2016 at 7:16 PM.

vXskqj Wow! Thank you! I continually needed to write on my site something like that. Can I include a part of your post to my blog?

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Comment 10 of 11, added on January 1st, 2016 at 8:31 AM.


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Comment 9 of 11, added on September 28th, 2015 at 1:44 PM.

jYP5WS There as certainly a great deal to find out about this subject. I really like all of the points you made.

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