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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 5 of 5, added on August 4th, 2014 at 4:09 PM.

enHWmV Thank you for your blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

crorkz matz from Qatar
Comment 4 of 5, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 2:44 PM.

1mDUcn Very informative article.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

crorkz from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 3 of 5, added on July 29th, 2011 at 11:22 AM.

I cnanot tell a lie, that really helped.

Keisha from Argentina

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