Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poems Comments

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,
Dough hit brings de freezin' blas;
But de time dat is de fines',
Whethah fiel's is green er brown,
Is w'en de rain 's a-po'in'
An' dey 's time to tinker 'roun.

Den you men's de mule's ol' ha'ness,
An' you men's de broken chair.
Hummin' all de time you 's wo'kin'
Some ol' common kind o' air.
Evah now an' then you looks out,
Tryin' mighty ha'd to frown,
But you cain't, you 's glad hit 's rainin',
An' dey 's time to tinker 'roun'.

Oh, you 'ten's lak you so anxious
Evah time it so't o' stops.
W'en hit goes on, den you reckon
Dat de wet 'll he'p de crops.
But hit ain't de crops you 's aftah;
You knows w'en de rain comes down
Dat's hit's too wet out fu' wo'kin',
An' dey 's time to tinker roun'.

Oh, dey 's fun inside de co'n-crib.
An' dey 's laffin' at de ba'n;
An' dey 's allus some one jokin',
Er some one to tell a ya'n.
Dah 's a quiet in yo' cabin,
Only fu' de rain's sof soun';
So you 's mighty blessed happy
W'en dey 's time to tinker 'roun'!

Poem topics: , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Time To Tinker 'Roun'! poem to your favorites

Add Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "Time To Tinker 'Roun'!" poem.
All Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

Popular Poets

Gabriel Setoun (3 poems)
William Alexander (1 poems)
Louis Macneice (1 poems)
Joe Moses (0 poems)
William Howitt (1 poems)
Robert Henryson (2 poems)
Adelaide Anne Procter (2 poems)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (0 poems)
Nkeje Nkeje (0 poems)
Edward George Dyson (0 poems)

Popular Poems

London Snow, by Robert Seymour Bridges
A Warning To Ladies, by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
The Silent Ones, by Robert Service
Grown-Up Talk, by Katherine Mansfield
Histrion, by Ezra Pound
Cobbers And Quids, by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
By The Window, by Edward Dowden
After Hearing Robin Hood, by Franklin Pierce Adams
To Lucasta, Like The Sentinel Stars, by Richard Lovelace
A Glory Gone, by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt