Treasure Island

Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

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A Choice


They please me not-- these solemn songs
That hint of sermons covered up.
'T is true the world should heed its wrongs,
But in a poem let me sup,
Not simples brewed to cure or ease
Humanity's confessed disease,
But the spirit-wine of a singing line,
Or a dew-drop in a honey cup!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Stephen W (1/21/2014 5:47:00 PM)

    I think poetry should be seen as a mode of expression, rather than an agenda. So it should allow all agendas: -) (Report) Reply

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