Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

To A Captious Critic - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Dear critic, who my lightness so deplores,
Would I might study to be prince of bores,
Right wisely would I rule that dull estate--
But, sir, I may not, till you abdicate.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

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