Who is Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began writing stories and verse when he was a child. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper, and served as president of his high school's literary society.

Dunbar's popularity increased rapidly after his work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading editor associated with Harper's Weekly. Dunbar became one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation. In addition to his poems, short stories, and novels, he also wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dah...
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Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

  • Die Schuld
    Das ist die Schuld, die ich bezahle
    Nur für einen aufrührerischen Tag,
    Jahre des Bedauerns und der Trauer,
    Trauer ohne Erleichterung. ...
  • La Deuda
    Esta es la deuda que pago
    Solo por un día desenfrenado,
    Años de arrepentimiento y pena
    Dolor sin alivio. ...
  • La Dette
    C'est la dette que je paie
    Juste pour une journée mouvementée,
    Des années de regret et de chagrin,
    Chagrin sans soulagement. ...
  • La Danse
    Talon et orteil, talon et orteil,
    C'est la chanson que nous chantons;
    Tournez-vous vers votre partenaire et faites une révérence basse,
    Équilibre et avant et swing. ...
  • Der Tanz
    Ferse und Zehen, Ferse und Zehen,
    Das ist das Lied, das wir singen;
    Wenden Sie sich an Ihren Partner und knicken Sie leise,
    Balance und vorwärts und schwingen. ...
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I Love You 171 Love 171 Night 153 Heart 136 Life 136 Song 127 Time 121 Sweet 121 Long 117 Soul 115


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 by Alfred Noyes

(Written after entering New York Harbor at Daybreak)

Up the vast harbor with the morning sun
The ship swept in from sea;
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And--there stood Liberty.

Silent, the great torch lifted in one hand,
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