Biography of DuBose Heyward
Edwin DuBose Heyward (August 31, 1885 – June 16, 1940) was an American author best known for his 1925 novel Porgy. This novel was adapted and produced in 1927 as a play by the same name (which he co-authored with his wife Dorothy) and, in turn, the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) with music by George Gershwin. It was also adapted as a film by the opera's name, released in 1959. Heyward also wrote poetry and other novels and plays, as well as the children's book The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (1939).
DuBose Heyward Poems
Edgar Allan Poe
Once in the starlight When the tides were low, And the surf fell sobbing
I saw you pray today Out in the park— Poor little storm-driven Child of the dark.
The Last Crew
I Spring found us early that eventful year, Seeming to know in her clairvoyant way The bitterness of hunger and despair
They tell me she is beautiful, my City, That she is colorful and quaint, alone Among the cities. But I, I who have known Her tenderness, her courage, and her pity,
They fight your battles for you every day, The zealous ones, who sorrow in your life. Undaunted by a century of strife,
They fight your battles for you every day,
The zealous ones, who sorrow in your life.
Undaunted by a century of strife,
With urgent fingers still they point the way
To drawing rooms, in decorous array,
And moral Heavens where no casual wife
May share your lot; where dice and ready knife
Are barred; and feet are silent when you pray.