Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

1. Song 1/1/2004
2. The Old Front Gate 1/1/2004
3. A Song (#3) 4/2/2010
4. A Song (#3) 4/2/2010
5. A Thanksgiving Poem 4/2/2010
6. At Candle-Lightin' Time 4/2/2010
7. At Cheshire Cheese 4/2/2010
8. At Lofting-Holt 4/2/2010
9. Ballade 4/2/2010
10. Behind The Arras 4/2/2010
11. Chrismus Is A-Comin' 4/2/2010
12. Christmas Carol 4/2/2010
13. Columbian Ode 4/2/2010
14. Confessional 4/2/2010
15. Curtain 4/2/2010
16. De Way T'Ings Come 4/2/2010
17. Dead 4/2/2010
18. Dirge 4/2/2010
19. Dream Song Ii 4/2/2010
20. Dreamin' Town 4/2/2010
21. Farewell To Arcady 4/2/2010
22. Foolin' Wid De Seasons 4/2/2010
23. Hymn 4/2/2010
24. Itching Heels 4/2/2010
25. Jilted 4/2/2010
26. Johnny Speaks 4/2/2010
27. Mare Rubrum 4/2/2010
28. My Sweet Brown Gal 4/2/2010
29. Nature And Art. To My Friend Charles Booth Nettleton 4/2/2010
30. Nora: A Serenade 4/2/2010
31. On A Clean Book 4/2/2010
32. On A Sea Wall 4/2/2010
33. Phyllis 4/2/2010
34. Poor Withered Rose 4/2/2010
35. Precedent 4/2/2010
36. Puttin' The Baby Away 4/2/2010
37. Reluctance 4/2/2010
38. Retort 4/2/2010
39. Right's Security 4/2/2010
40. Speakin' At De Cou'T-House 4/2/2010

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Best Poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear The Mask

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be overwise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

Read the full of We Wear The Mask


WHO dat knockin' at de do'?
Why, Ike Johnson, -- yes, fu' sho!
Come in, Ike. I's mighty glad
You come down. I t'ought you's
At me 'bout de othah night,
An' was stayin' 'way fu' spite.
Say, now, was you mad fu' true
W'en I kin' o' laughed at you?

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