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Song

Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872 (Dayton) – 1906



Wintah, summah, snow er shine,
  Hit's all de same to me,
  Ef only I kin call you mine,
  An' keep you by my knee.
  Ha'dship, frolic, grief er caih,
  Content by night an' day,
  Ef only I kin see you whaih
  You wait beside de way.
  Livin', dyin', smiles er teahs,
  My soul will still be free,
 Ef only thoo de comin' yeahs
  You walk de worl' wid me.
 Bird-song, breeze-wail, chune er moan,
  What puny t'ings dey'll be,
 Ef w'en I's seemin' all erlone,
  I knows yo' hea't's wid me.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 Lyrics of a Lowly Life one poem in the collection being Ode to Ethiopia more…

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