“It takes a well-spent lifetime, and perhaps more, to crystalize in us that for which we exist”

This quote resonated with me deeply. While living the Black experience, it is sometimes hard to find, or keep a sense of direction. To find what truly defines one’s blackness and self, they must rely on the experience. I, myself, am attempting to find my purpose, but I won’t know until I am either done, or near the end of the journey.

One thought on “Cane”

  1. Toomer, “As the Eagle Soars” (1932), in The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer. The text of this short poem, one of Toomer’s very few publications after Cane, can be found in the Literature Online database (along with the rest of Toomer’s Collected Poems), here.

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