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throughthygrace: We Wear The Mask Paul Laurence Dunbar We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be

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IanWings: A song fluttered down in the form of a dove, And it bore me a message, the one word-Love! Paul Laurence Dunbar

PaulOnBooks: Quote is from "We wear the mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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ItsJam_Ok: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties." - Paul Laurence Dunbar

Spill_Words: We Wear the Mask a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth

EricMEsteves: Megan Thee Stallion’s IG Live video is a reminder of ‘We Wear the Mask’ poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

OhioHistory: Located in Dayton, this home served as the final residence to one of America’s greatest poets, an Ohio native, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). In 1936, the Ohio General Assembly dedicated the house as a memorial to Dunbar. More info:

duskyliterati: 4 of 5 stars to Selected Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar

unidentified008: (Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872 - 1906) I had not known before Forever was so long a word. The slow stroke of the clock of time I had not heard.

phillfoss1: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar | Poetry Foundation

BrittaLeeG: “Nay, let them only see us, while we wear the mask,” the armor of their making, hot girl s—.

anarcho: Megan Thee Stallion's IG Live video is a reminder of 'We Wear the Mask' poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LawrenceHarmon: Niggas shooting and Beast is really out here reciting poetry. Paul Laurence Dunbar ain’t gonna stop no bullets for you fam.

TheUndefeated: After being shot nearly two weeks ago, Megan Thee Stallion reemerged, in our reductive frame wearing full armor.

2hmonster: Megan Thee Stallion’s IG Live video is a reminder of ‘We Wear the Mask’ poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar After being shot nearly two weeks ago, she reemerged, in our reductive frame wearing full armor -

cynthia07324334: circa 1892 Paul Laurence Dunbar

NYADIFF: Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask” & for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Watch Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask until July 30

HumanRightsKY: He also was a community leader in the effort which resulted in building of Lexington's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1922 (3/3)

mine_leiva: Una de mis preferidas: “We Wear the Mask“ (Paul Laurence Dunbar) "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties."

thereaderorg: For this week's Featured Poem, Learning and Quality Coordinator at The Reader, Lisa Spurgin, looks at Dreams by Paul Laurence Dunbar which muses upon the dreams we carry with us through day and night:

LUPRDC: In 2007 LSW did a musical called 'Lifting the Mask' celebrating the life/lyrics of Paul Laurence Dunbar with original music by Tim Williams. The show closed with a song called 'The Muse'. Tonight I found its time had well come again. LIsten here

KanamynLogic: This poem is a homage to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African American poet from the turn of the last century. In his day, he was spurned by his own race for often writing in slave dialect. Embrace truth. Slavery and ignorance were not a choice back then. Just a mountain to climb.

LifeProtologism: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar | Poetry Foundation

SandyBrehl: Brief bio, Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872-1906

CoachDStew: “The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” -Paul Laurence Dunbar

NYADIFF: The man Frederick Douglass called “The most promising young colored man in America” wrote published essays critical of Jim Crow Laws, lynching and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Watch "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask" from July 24-30

NYADIFF: The man Frederick Douglass called “The most promising young colored man in America” wrote published essays critical of Jim Crow Laws, lynching and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Watch "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask" from July 24-30

poemtoday: Carol Snow and Paul Laurence Dunbar...

JessGraham3782: ...Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask....- Paul Laurence Dunbar (perhaps the real masks have begun to replace the figurative ones, which is good for the long run)

SolOmniaLucet: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, ..." From We Wear the Mask Paul Laurence Dunbar

profwiley: Y’all, I started out a scholar of the mid- to late-twentieth century due to my predilection for modernist and brutalist design. In the process of writing about the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in DC, I’ve…

w_strickland: It's wonderful when writing a book is not just "stale" research, but a personal blessing. Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Warrior's Prayer" has been an encouragement to me amid trying days:

NYADIFF: Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask” & for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Watch Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask for July 24

CTBI: Black Lives Matter – We Wear The Mask Beverley Hillman reflects on racism, Covid-19, the Grenfell and Windrush scandals, the murder of George Floyd, and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, ‘We Wear the Mask’, written in 1896.

JoannaClaudy: And since I'm on this very brief poetry kick, I want to share my favorite of all time and always relevant poem, We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

principalTurne1: My 2001 - 2002 school year as a 5th and 6th grade Math & Science teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar with Dallas ISD...

bluemoon947: Absence by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

jfjabbo: A Negro Love Song by Paul Laurence Dunbar

NYADIFF: Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask” & for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Watch Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask July 24 - 30

NYADIFF: The man Frederick Douglass called “The most promising young colored man in America” wrote published essays critical of Jim Crow Laws, lynching and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Watch "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask" from July 24-30

GylesB1: Day 116 of poetry & jumpers. A poem about masks today - not the masks we’re having to wear now: the masks we wear all the time. It’s by the great American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).

NYADIFF: Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask” & for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Watch Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask for July 24

HillMeadYear4: Good morning Year 4. Read the poem 'In the summertime' by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Create actions to go with the words you hear and perform it. What do you think the poem is about? What do you think/feel when you read it? What words stand out? What words do you like/dislike?

LiteraryRob: To prove to the many that after all we are more human than African: 23-year old Paul Laurence Dunbar expresses his literary ambitions, July 13, 1895 --

NYADIFF: The man Frederick Douglass called “The most promising young colored man in America” wrote published essays critical of Jim Crow Laws, lynching and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Watch "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask" from July 24-30

georgedance04: Today's poem on Penny's Poetry Blog: Summer in the South, by Paul Laurence Dunbar The oriole sings in the greening grove As if he were half-way waiting, The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green, Timid and hesitating. [...]

NYADIFF: Paul Laurence Dunbar is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask” & for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Watch Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask for July 24

Kiss_My_Ase: We Wear The Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar!!

NYADIFF: The man Frederick Douglass called “The most promising young colored man in America” wrote published essays critical of Jim Crow Laws, lynching and what was commonly called “The Negro Problem.” Watch "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask" from July 24-30

librarycompany: Paul Laurence Dunbar was a poet, author, and playwright in the late 19th-early 20th century, and one of the first Black poets to achieve national acclaim and influence. Paul Laurence Dunbar. When Malindy Sings. (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1903.) Designed by Margaret Armstrong.

paschaljaylin: Paul Laurence Dunbar being from Dayton is a genuine source of pride for me

wcchen: Mandeville 5:34 AM An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn. - Paul Laurence Dunbar

LisaMcCray: Started the day reading Gloria T. Hull, writing about her study of writer (and wife of Paul Laurence Dunbar) Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

CODIE_Riv: "We Wear the Mask!" Paul Laurence Dunbar penned this poem in the early 1900 and it is as timely now as it was back then. We invite you to our premier video "We Wear the Mask" on Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 - 7:30 PM EST. BA BDA

WDTN: Inaugural Wright Dunbar Day celebrates Paul Laurence Dunbar’s birthday and historic district

jesuscrisis: On page 56 of 396 of The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, by Paul Laurence Dunbar

TheMoStPoetry: Amplify Poets of Color, Day 4 – Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

SoulFoodPopcorn: We Wear the Mask BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with…

janinex96: Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. -We Wear the Mask PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

B_A_France: He spoke straightforward, fearlessly uncowed; The sunlight of his truth dispelled the mist, And set in bold relief each dark hued cloud; To sin and crime he gave their proper hue, And hurled at evil what was evil's due. - Paul Laurence Dunbar, from “Frederick Douglas”

DavidDy87087643: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar | Poetry Foundation

fredbauerblog: There's Harriet Beecher Stowe, but maybe a few more novelists or poets? Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, or Faulkner? Thoreau? Maybe Paul Laurence Dunbar (who was also friend of the Wright brothers)?

robertloerzel: Chicago, July 1903: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar on the Fourth of July's meaning for blacks

robertloerzel: Statue of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar in the park named after him, at 31st Street and Prairie Avenue. (Sculpture by Debra Hand.)

robertloerzel: I’ve quoted this piece of his writing a few times: Chicago, July 1903: Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar on the Fourth of July's meaning for blacks

Fahad4014: We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile - Paul Laurence Dunbar.

EricaJaKai: “We Wear The Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar & Maya Angelou A piece on how racism affects the black identity. A tribute to my Grandparents, and those who wore the “mask” so that we might survive long enough to make our own changes. Link to full video in bio. ♥️

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dmcampbellwsu: Fugitive writing--writing about what you want to write about (in this case, Paul Laurence Dunbar) instead of what you're supposed to be writing about--is better than all the snacks in the world.

ABRAMSONOFSONS: The lyrical poem We Wear the mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar paints a picture through words. Using literally techniques, such as imagery,irony and metaphors.Stating why African Americans wear a mask to hide from the horrific dangers of white supremacy. We Wear The Mask.

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TatianaR312: This is powerful. Especially the ending w/ Paul Laurence Dunbar’s "We Wear the Mask.”

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CODIE_Riv: "We Wear the Mask!" Paul Laurence Dunbar penned this poem in the early 1900 and it is as timely now as it was back then. We invite you to our premier video "We Wear the Mask" on Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 - 7:30 PM EST.

SOLDIERCIDE: A literary analysis of Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear The Mask".

fredfrazier: Love your use of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear The Mask.” Didnt learn about this poem or its writer in public school but via the play, Oak & Ivy, where I played Paul Laurence Dunbar. Theatre educating as it’s wont to do.

lardyc7: Now purple tints are all around; The sky is blue and mellow; And e’en the grasses turn the ground From modest green to yellow - Paul Laurence Dunbar

AhmadHilalWani: Sympathy BY PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,

WrightStateCECS: Do you know...what year was the Wright State University Library renamed to honor the Dayton-born Paul Laurence Dunbar?

philshapiro: “I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore..." ― Paul Laurence Dunbar

platospupil: Oh, summer has clothed the Earth In a clock from the loom of the Sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. –Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) From the Old Farmers Almanac newsletter

kevblue777: Oh, summer has clothed the Earth In a clock from the loom of the Sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. –Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

WYSO: West Dayton is the site of the nation’s first African American YWCA. While the West Dayton YWCA on Paul Laurence Dunbar Street closed in the 1970s, one childhood member has had a lifelong vision of reopening the center.

OccultFan: Oh, summer has clothed the Earth In a clock from the loom of the Sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. –Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

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dorothyjberry: (Second try) Writing about the 1900 New York City Race Riot introduced me to this perfect photo of Paul Laurence Dunbar and his mama

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thevandykeparks: 19th Century poet Paul Laurence Dunbar knew why the caged bird sings.

CannaMonkey: ~ 148 Years Ago (Yesterday) ~ In 1872, Paul Laurence Dunbar was born and began writing poetry at a young age. One of the First Black Writers to gain National Recognition, he even inspired the New Orleans Saints…

BenSteelmanSN: Birthday of American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar ("We Wear the Mask").

PatrickKerin1: Buckeyemuse Road Trip: The Paul Laurence Dunbar House in Dayton, Ohio

lboogie1906: Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was a poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton to parents who were enslaved in…

thespiralcity2: 付箋 Morning by Paul Laurence Dunbar Date of Original 1905

BobGolen: Let me settle w’en my shouldahs draps dey load Nigh enough to hyeah de noises in de road; Fu’ I t’ink de las’ long res’ Gwine to soothe my sperrit bes’ If I’s layin’ ’mong de t’ings I’s allus knowed. - Paul Laurence Dunbar

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Paul Laurence Dunbar (d. 1906), Helen Keller (d. 1968), Eduard Spranger (d. 1963), Gaston Bachelard (d. 1962), Pierre Montet (d. 1966), Guilhermina Suggia (d. 1950), Charlie Macartney (d. 1958), Lewis Bernstein Namier (d. 1960) and Antoinette Perry (d. 1946).

thespiralcity2: 付箋 … My soul is swift upon the wing,  And in its deeps a song I bring;  come, Love, and we together sing,  " 'Tis morning, 'tis morning."  Morning by Paul Laurence Dunbar

YBFAB2020: Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first internationally renowned African-American poet & writer, was born in Dayton, OH June 27, 1872. He wrote his first poem at age 6 & gave his first recital at age 9. In 1890 he edited The Tattler, Dayton's first weekly African-American newspaper.

OBWSapp: Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872 to freed slaves from KY. He became one of the first influential Black poets in American literature, and was internationally acclaimed for his dialectic verse in collections such as Majors and Minors and Lyrics of Lowly Life.



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