World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

The Poet and His Song

By Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000709129
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 131,209 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007
Full Text

Title: The Poet and His Song  
Author: Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Public Library Association


APA MLA Chicago

Dunbar, P. L. (n.d.). The Poet and His Song. Retrieved from


Excerpt: A SONG is but a little thing, // And yet what joy it is to sing! // In hours of toil it gives me zest, // And when at eve I long for rest; // When cows come home along the bars, // And in the fold I hear the bell, // As Night, the shepherd, herds his stars, // I sing my song, and all is well. // There are no ears to hear my lays, // No lips to lift a word of praise; // But still, with faith unfaltering, // I live and laugh and love and sing. // What matters yon unheeding throng? // They cannot feel my spirit's spell, // Since life is sweet and love is long, // I sing my song, and all is well. // My days are never days of ease; // I till my ground and prune my trees. // When ripened gold is all the plain, // I put my sickle to the grain. // I labor hard, and toil and sweat, // While others dream within the dell; // But even while my brow is wet, // I sing my song, and all is well. // Sometimes the sun, unkindly hot, // My garden makes a desert spot; // Sometimes a blight upon the tree // Takes all my fruit away from me; // And then with throes of bitter pain // Rebellion passions rise and swell; // But - life is more than fruit or grain, // And so I sing, and all is well.


Click To View

Additional Books

  • War Song (by )
  • Song of a Train (by )
  • A Runnable Stag (by )
  • Aubade (by )
  • It Is Not Beauty I Demand (by )
  • The Face on the Barroom Floor (by )
  • Delia (by )
  • Delia (by )
  • Delia (by )
  • Love Is a Sickness (by )
  • The Pleasure Boat (by )
  • The Sheep and the Bramble-Bush (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.