Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Paul Laurence Dunbar. Source: Wood, Norman B. White Side of a Black Subject. Chicago: American Publishing, 1897.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-06-27-1906-02-09) was a American poet and writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 book of poems, Lyrics of a Lowly Life.

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  • It is a little dark still, but there are warnings of the day and somewhere out of the darkness a bird is singing to the Dawn.
  • Because you love me I have much achieved,
    Had you despised me then I must have failed,
    But since I knew you trusted and believed,
    I could not disappoint you and so prevailed.
    • Encouraged, In the 1913 collection of his work, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,
    You are soft as the nesting dove.
    Come to my heart and bring it rest
    As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.
    • Invitation to Love, In the 1913 collection of his work, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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