Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Love's Draft - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

THE draft of love was cool and sweet
You gave me in the cup,
But, ah, love's fire is keen and fleet,
And I am burning up.
Unless the tears I shed for you
Shall quench this burning flame,
It will consume me through and through,
And leave but ash — a name.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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