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Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

A Starry Night


A cloud fell down from the heavens,
And broke on the mountain's brow;
It scattered the dusky fragments
All over the vale below.

The moon and the stars were anxious
To know what its fate might be;
So they rushed to the azure op'ning,
And all peered down to see.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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