Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

121. Dream Song Ii 4/2/2010
122. Dreamin' Town 4/2/2010
123. Dreams 4/2/2010
124. Drizzle 4/2/2010
125. Emancipation 4/2/2010
126. Encouraged 12/31/2002
127. Encouragement 12/31/2002
128. Equipment 4/2/2010
129. Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary Eyes 4/2/2010
130. Evening 4/2/2010
131. Expectation 4/2/2010
132. Faith 4/2/2010
133. Farewell To Arcady 4/2/2010
134. Fishing 4/2/2010
135. Foolin' Wid De Seasons 4/2/2010
136. For The Man Who Fails 4/2/2010
137. Forever 4/2/2010
138. Frederick Douglass 3/10/2003
139. From The Porch At Runnymede 4/2/2010
140. Fulfillment 4/2/2010
141. Good-Night 4/2/2010
142. Growin' Gray 4/2/2010
143. Harriet Beecher Stowe 4/2/2010
144. He Had His Dream 4/2/2010
145. Her Thoughts And His 4/2/2010
146. Hope 4/2/2010
147. How Lucy Backslid 4/2/2010
148. How Shall I Woo Thee 4/2/2010
149. Howdy, Honey, Howdy 12/31/2002
150. Hunting Song 4/2/2010
151. Hymn 4/2/2010
152. If 4/2/2010
153. If I Could But Forget 1/3/2003
154. In An English Garden 4/2/2010
155. In August 4/2/2010
156. In May 4/2/2010
157. In Summer 4/2/2010
158. In Summer Time 4/2/2010
159. In The Morning 4/2/2010
160. In The Tents Of Akbar 4/2/2010

Comments about Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Orran Ainmire (4/10/2007 9:15:00 PM)

    I apologize to all for the fact that i'm using this comment box as a means of delivering a personal message, but i feel it must be done. Okay first off... Why Whitt Bell why? Why do you pollute the msg boards of a website dedicated to poetry and poets alike with phrases of 'i hate this guy, i think all poetry is stupid.'
    Its obvious you don't understand the greater meaning behind written works of literature and, in turn, it shows that your an illiterate twit who is a prime example of ignorance everywhere. Your kind infest the world and, like a parasite, feast on the living Word of others while producing nothing of your own. You are a hypocrite and a louse; you should spout your words of stupidity elsewhere. Leave us in peace.

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  • 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.

Best Poem of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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.

'Tis no time for things unsightly,
Life's the day and life goes lightly;
Science lays aside her sway--
Love rules Dr. Dan to-day.

Gather, gentlemen and ladies,
For the nuptial feast now made is,
Swing your garlands, chant your lay
For the pair who wed to-day.


Read the full of To Dan


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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