Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

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71.
Vengeance Is Sweet

When I was young I longed for Love,
And held his glory far above
All other earthly things. I cried:
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72.
For The Man Who Fails

The world is a snob, and the man who wins
Is the chap for its money's worth:
And the lust for success causes half of the sins
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73.
A Border Ballad

OH, I haven't got long to live, for we all
Die soon, e'en those who live longest;
And the poorest and weakest are taking their chance
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74.
Beyond The Years

I.
BEYOND the years the answer lies,
Beyond where brood the grieving skies
And Night drops tears.
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75.
A Summer's Night

THE night is dewy as a maiden's mouth,
The skies are bright as are a maiden's eyes,
Soft as a maiden's breath the wind that flies
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76.
Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary Eyes

ERE sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes,
Which all the day with ceaseless care have sought
The magic gold which from the seeker flies;
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77.
Thou Art My Lute

Thou art my lute, by thee I sing,--
My being is attuned to thee.
Thou settest all my words a-wing,
And meltest me to melody.
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78.
At Sunset Time

A DOWN the west a golden glow
Sinks burning in the sea,
And all the dreams of long ago
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79.
A Warm Day In Winter

'SUNSHINE on de medders,
Greenness on de way;
Dat's de blessed reason
I sing all de day.'
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80.
Alice

KNOW you, winds that blow your course
Down the verdant valleys,
That somewhere you must, perforce,
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