Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems
- 501. Li'l' Gal
Oh, de weathah it is balmy an' de breeze is sighin' low.
An' de mockin' bird is singin' in de locus' by de do',
- 502. My Sort O' Man
I don't believe in 'ristercrats
An' never did, you see;
The plain ol' homelike sorter folks
- 503. Dream Song Ii
Pray, what can dreams avail
To make love or to mar?
The child within the cradle rail
- 504. Disappointed.
AN old man planted and dug and tended,
Toiling in joy from dew to dew;
The sun was kind, and the rain befriended;
- 505. Snowin'
Dey is snow upon de meddahs, dey is snow upon de hill,
An' de little branch's watahs is all glistenin' an' still;
De win' goes roun' de cabin lak a sperrit wan'erin' 'roun'.
- 506. Love's Draft
THE draft of love was cool and sweet
You gave me in the cup,
But, ah, love's fire is keen and fleet,
- 507. Winter's Approach
DE sun hit shine an' de win' hit blow,
Ol' Brer Rabbit be a-layin' low,
He know dat de wintah time a-comin',
- 508. On A Sea Wall
I sit upon the old sea wall,
And watch the shimmering sea,
Where soft and white the moonbeams fall,
- 509. Song
Wintah, summah, snow er shine,
Hit's all de same to me,
Ef only I kin call you mine,
- 510. To E. H. K.
ON THE RECEIPT OF A FAMILIAR POEM
To me, like hauntings of a vagrant breath
- 511. When Sam'l Sings
Hyeah dat singin' in de medders
Whaih de folks is mekin' hay?
Wo'k is pretty middlin' heavy
- 512. Love's Apotheosis
Love me. I care not what the circling years
To me may do.
If, but in spite of time and tears,
- 513. Time To Tinker 'roun'!
Summah 's nice, wif sun a-shinin',
Spring is good wif greens and grass,
An' dey 's some t'ings nice 'bout wintah,
Total 513 poems written by Paul Laurence Dunbar