Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

On A Clean Book - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

TO F. N.

Like sea-washed sand upon the shore,
So fine and clean the tale,
So clear and bright I almost see,
The flashing of a sail.

The tang of salt is in its veins,
The freshness of the spray
God give you love and lore and strength,
To give us such alway.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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