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The Haunted Oak by Paul Dunbar

THE HAUNTED OAK by Paul Laurence Dunbar Pray why are you so bare, so bare, Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green … Continue reading

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Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Dunbar

SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT by Paul Laurence Dunbar Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing; I look far out into the pregnant night, Where I can hear a solemn booming gun And catch the gleaming … Continue reading

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry

Poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been slaves in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar started to … Continue reading

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