Paul Laurence Dunbar Quotes

Lay me down beneaf de willers in de grass, Whah de branch'll go a-singin' as it pass.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. A Death Song (l. 1-2). . . Poetry of the Negro, The, 1746-1970. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds. (Rev. ed., 1970) Doubleday & Company.
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Fu' I t'ink de las' long res' Gwine to soothe my sperrit bes' If I's layin' 'mong de t'ings I's allus knowed.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. A Death Song (l. 13-15). . . Poetry of the Negro, The, 1746-1970. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds. (Rev. ed., 1970) Doubleday & Company.
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An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Dawn (l. 1-4). . . American Negro Poetry. Arna Bontemps, ed. (Rev. ed., 1974) Hill and Wang.
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And catch the gleaming of a random light, That tells me that the ship I seek is passing, passing.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Ships That Pass in the Night (l. 4-5). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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Is there no hope for me? Is there no way That I may sight and check that speeding bark Which out of sight and sound is passing, passing?
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Ships That Pass in the Night (l. 13-15). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing; I look far out into the pregnant night,
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Ships That Pass in the Night (l. 1-2). . . Anthology of American Poetry. George Gesner, ed. (1983) Avenel Books.
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It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings— I know why the caged bird sings!
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Sympathy (l. 18-21). . . Poetry of the Negro, The, 1746-1970. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds. (Rev. ed., 1970) Doubleday & Company.
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I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. Sympathy (l. l). . . Poetry of the Negro, The, 1746-1970. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds. (Rev. ed., 1970) Doubleday & Company.
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This is the debt I pay Just for one riotous day,
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. The Debt (l. 1-2). . . American Negro Poetry. Arna Bontemps, ed. (Rev. ed., 1974) Hill and Wang.
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Slight was the thing I bought, Small was the debt I thought, Poor was the loan at best— God! but the interest!
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), U.S. poet. The Debt (l. 9-12). . . American Negro Poetry. Arna Bontemps, ed. (Rev. ed., 1974) Hill and Wang.
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