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Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

A Christmas Folksong


DE win' is blowin' wahmah,
An hit's blowin' f'om de bay;
Dey's a so't o' mist a-risin'
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  • Rookie - 8 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/16/2014 2:07:00 PM)

    Perhaps Paul was brooding on his forthcoming death in this poem. It's a bit sad that one of the leaders of black emancipation should fall back into patois. What a brilliant poem this would have been if he had stayed within his education. Then again, perhaps his choice of rendering makes it more heart rending; s powerful. (Report) Reply

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