Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

361. The Lawyers' Ways 1/1/2004
362. When All Is Done 4/2/2010
363. A Banjo Song 4/2/2010
364. Not They Who Soar 4/2/2010
365. A Prayer 4/2/2010
366. Her Thoughts And His 4/2/2010
367. Invitation To Love 4/2/2010
368. The Haunted Oak 1/1/2004
369. Harriet Beecher Stowe 4/2/2010
370. Forever 4/2/2010
371. An Ante-Bellum Sermon 4/2/2010
372. What's The Use 4/2/2010
373. A Poem Of Faith 4/2/2010
374. Dreams 4/2/2010
375. Theology 1/3/2003
376. A Musical 4/2/2010
377. A Christmas Folksong 4/2/2010
378. The Paradox 1/3/2003
379. A Cabin Tale 4/2/2010
380. A Drowsy Day 4/2/2010
381. A Bridal Measure 4/2/2010
382. Life 4/2/2010
383. A Misty Day 4/2/2010
384. The Made To Order Smile 1/3/2003
385. Dawn 4/2/2010
386. A Coquette Conquered 4/2/2010
387. The Unlucky Apple 12/31/2002
388. When De Co'N Pone's Hot 1/1/2004
389. A Corn-Song 4/2/2010
390. At The Tavern 1/1/2004
391. A Hymn 4/2/2010
392. A Farm House By The River 4/2/2010
393. October 4/2/2010
394. A Boy's Summer Song 4/2/2010
395. A Career 4/2/2010
396. Howdy, Honey, Howdy 12/31/2002
397. The Debt 1/1/2004
398. In The Morning 4/2/2010
399. Encouragement 12/31/2002
400. Distinction 1/3/2003

Comments about Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Whitt Bell (4/6/2007 1:41:00 PM)

    I have never in my life until the 9th grade poem project heard about this guy. I think he should of given up his life. I dont like him.

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Best Poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sympathy

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice steals--
I know what the caged bird feels!

I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
For he must fly back to his perch and cling
When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;
And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars
And they pulse ...

Read the full of Sympathy

To Dan

STEP me now a bridal measure,
Work give way to love and leisure,
Hearts be free and hearts be gay --
Doctor Dan doth wed to-day.

Diagnosis, cease your squalling --
Check that scalpel's senseless bawling,
Put that ugly knife away --
Doctor Dan doth wed to-day.

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