Mar 24, 2010
Here's another view of the pastoral, or at least the agrarian. Who has it right, Hopkins or Toomer? Toomer's clause, "as a thing that's done," strikes me as especially chilling and worthy of discussion.
Reapers by Jean Toomer from Cane, 1923
Robert Jones' biographical sketch of Toomer is fascinating. Next time someone tells me, "Get a life," maybe I'll consider it more seriously.
Jean Toomer's Life and Career