Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

The Bohemian


Bring me the livery of no other man.
I am my own to robe me at my pleasure.
Accepted rules to me disclose no treasure:
What is the chief who shall my garments plan?
No garb conventional but I 'll attack it.
(Come, why not don my spangled jacket?)

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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