A Poem from Transatlantic

Jean Toomer 1894 (Washington, D.C.) – 1967 (Doylestown)



Stretch sea
Stretch away sea and land
We are following thee
Thy lead is dangerous
And glorius
Stretch thyself and us
And make us live
To mount the ladder of horizons
Until we step upon the radiant plateau.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Characters 205
Words 40
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

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