Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Love And Grief - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Out of my heart, one treach'rous winter's day,
I locked young Love and threw the key away.
Grief, wandering widely, found the key,
And hastened with it, straightway, back to me,
With Love beside him. He unlocked the door
And bade Love enter with him there and stay.
And so the twain abide for evermore.

Comments about Love And Grief by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Curtis Johnson (10/18/2015 11:39:00 PM)

    Love and grief. perhaps they cannot live apart. Perhaps they are live batteries who only function with positive and negative charges. Love sometimes become acquainted with grief; and love is always the one who rescues. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (7/1/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    I've witnessed this so many times. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi G. Akanji Olaniyi (6/30/2015 8:45:00 PM)

    Splendid and precise! Grief is a wicked intruder! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/30/2015 5:20:00 AM)

    love is like the wind (Report) Reply

  • Mary Bradley (12/2/2012 10:51:00 AM)

    One word is not enough to describe the reaction. As the ocean so the poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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