Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

41. To A Lady Playing The Harp 4/2/2010
42. The Sum 4/2/2010
43. The Secret 4/2/2010
44. The Poet And The Baby 4/2/2010
45. The Pool 4/2/2010
46. The Quilting 4/2/2010
47. The Real Question 4/2/2010
48. The News 4/2/2010
49. The Mystery 4/2/2010
50. The Making Up 4/2/2010
51. The Knight 4/2/2010
52. The Forest Greeting 4/2/2010
53. The Colored Band 4/2/2010
54. The Corn-Stalk Fiddle 4/2/2010
55. The Crisis 4/2/2010
56. The Capture 4/2/2010
57. Song Of Summer 4/2/2010
58. Snowin' 4/2/2010
59. Roses And Pearls 4/2/2010
60. Scamp 4/2/2010
61. She Gave Me A Rose 4/2/2010
62. Remembered 4/2/2010
63. Resignation 4/2/2010
64. Sonnet On An Old Book With Uncut Leaves 4/2/2010
65. The Change 4/2/2010
66. The Chase 4/2/2010
67. The Awakening 4/2/2010
68. The Dreamer 4/2/2010
69. The King Is Dead 4/2/2010
70. The Lover And The Moon 4/2/2010
71. The Master-Player 4/2/2010
72. The Old Cabin 4/2/2010
73. The Rivals 4/2/2010
74. The River Of Ruin 4/2/2010
75. The Tryst 4/2/2010
76. To A Violet Found On All Saint's Day 4/2/2010
77. Then And Now 4/2/2010
78. To The Miami 4/2/2010
79. To J.Q. 4/2/2010
80. Twell De Night Is Pas' 4/2/2010

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  • john marston (4/10/2018 3:17:00 PM)

    I don't like his books

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  • xander g. (2/26/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    this man's poems are lovely. i've never been a huge fan of poetry myself, but he was one of the poets i had to write about for an assignment. he is most definitely an exception. i enjoy the sorrowful feeling a lot of his poems emit.

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  • Alan Bradbury (4/25/2015 6:41:00 PM)

    From the book Wisdom & Whimsy: The Poetry of Roxanne Head (,2006)
    Paul Laurance Dunbar. Besides myself, he is my favorite poet.
    The great Negro poet, who was active in the early 1900s and died young of tuberculosis?
    No. Langston Hughes was a great Negro poet. Paul Dunbar is a great poet, period. The fact that his skin was black is irrelevant.

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Best Poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Life's Tragedy

It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
It may be misery never to be loved,
But deeper griefs than these beset the way.

To sing the perfect song,
And by a half-tone lost the key,
There the potent sorrow, there the grief,
The pale, sad staring of Life's Tragedy.

To have come near to the perfect love,
Not the hot passion of untempered youth,
But that which lies aside its vanity,
And gives, for thy trusting worship, truth.

This, this indeed is to be accursed,
For if we mortals love, or if we sing,...

Read the full of Life's Tragedy


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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