Category Archives: Dunbar (Paul Laurence)

We Come to Pay Our Thanks to Thee

A Paul Laurence Dunbar poem giving thanks on this holiday devoted to gratitude.

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The Explosion of Summer

A Paul Laurence Dunbar poem to usher us into the summer. It begins with breathless waiting–and then everything explodes.

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