Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Evening


The moon begins her stately ride
Across the summer sky;
The happy wavelets lash the shore,--
The tide is rising high.

Beneath some friendly blade of grass
The lazy beetle cowers;
The coffers of the air are filled
With offerings from the flowers.

And slowly buzzing o'er my head
A swallow wings her flight;
I hear the weary plowman sing
As falls the restful night.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Evening by Paul Laurence Dunbar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. My Baby She's Flying, Little Eagle McGowan
  2. Change with quality, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Alone, Emily Krauss
  4. Hope, Emily Krauss
  5. Behavior speaks, hasmukh amathalal
  6. Holding The Sunlight, Emily Krauss
  7. Good but naughty, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Cool Storms, Emily Krauss
  9. Total Cigarette, Emily Krauss
  10. Nasty Lucy, Is It Poetry

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]