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Paul Laurence Dunbar was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 Lyrics of a Lowly Life one poem in the collection being Ode to Ethiopia

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Famous poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar 426 total

Sympathy 461 ViewsRate it:
In the Morning 258 ViewsRate it:
A Back-Log Song 255 ViewsRate it:
The Mystery 224 ViewsRate it:
Waiting 191 ViewsRate it:
Wadin' In De Crick 166 ViewsRate it:
Good-Night 137 ViewsRate it:
A Golden Day 136 ViewsRate it:
Keep A-Pluggin' Away 134 ViewsRate it:
Confirmation 133 ViewsRate it:
The Party 133 ViewsRate it:
A Drowsy Day 131 ViewsRate it:
Douglass 131 ViewsRate it:
Philosophy 131 ViewsRate it:
A Boy's Summer Song 128 ViewsRate it:
Vagrants 128 ViewsRate it:
My Corn-Cob Pipe 127 ViewsRate it:
Possum 127 ViewsRate it:
A Plea 126 ViewsRate it:
Confessional 125 ViewsRate it:
Song Of Summer 124 ViewsRate it:
A Spiritual 123 ViewsRate it:
Night Of Love 123 ViewsRate it:
At Lofting-Holt 122 ViewsRate it:
Love's Castle 122 ViewsRate it:
Scamp 122 ViewsRate it:
The Poet and his Song 122 ViewsRate it:
Mare Rubrum 121 ViewsRate it:
Nora: A Serenade 121 ViewsRate it:
The Old Apple-Tree 121 ViewsRate it:
Encouragement 120 ViewsRate it:
Love's Seasons 120 ViewsRate it:
The Change Has Come 120 ViewsRate it:
Possum Trot 119 ViewsRate it:
The Forest Greeting 118 ViewsRate it:
A Christmas Folksong 117 ViewsRate it:
James Whitcomb Riley 117 ViewsRate it:
Prometheus 117 ViewsRate it:
A Love Letter 116 ViewsRate it:
My Sort O' Man 116 ViewsRate it:
The Fisher Child's Lullaby 116 ViewsRate it:
The Plantation Child's Lullaby 116 ViewsRate it:
Two Little Boots 116 ViewsRate it:
Black Sampson Of Brandywine 115 ViewsRate it:
Common Things 115 ViewsRate it:
Little Brown Baby 115 ViewsRate it:
The Making Up 115 ViewsRate it:
A Song (#3) 114 ViewsRate it:
De Critters' Dance 114 ViewsRate it:
Love's Phases 114 ViewsRate it:
Morning Song Of Love 114 ViewsRate it:
Retort 113 ViewsRate it:
A Cabin Tale 113 ViewsRate it:
After a Visit 113 ViewsRate it:
Ballad 113 ViewsRate it:
Morning 113 ViewsRate it:
Conscience And Remorse 112 ViewsRate it:
Passion And Love 112 ViewsRate it:
Twell De Night Is Pas' 112 ViewsRate it:
When Malindy Sings 112 ViewsRate it:
Hymn 111 ViewsRate it:
The Change 111 ViewsRate it:
The Colored Band 111 ViewsRate it:
The Delinquent 111 ViewsRate it:
The Fount Of Tears 111 ViewsRate it:
The Masters 111 ViewsRate it:
Bein' Back Home 110 ViewsRate it:
Love 110 ViewsRate it:
Response 110 ViewsRate it:
Sunset 110 ViewsRate it:
The Old Front Gate 110 ViewsRate it:
Whip-Poor-Will And Katy-Did 110 ViewsRate it:
A Florida Night 109 ViewsRate it:
Deacon Jones' Grievance 109 ViewsRate it:
Fulfillment 109 ViewsRate it:
Mortality 109 ViewsRate it:
The Debt 108 ViewsRate it:
Long Ago 108 ViewsRate it:
Merry Autumn 108 ViewsRate it:
Spring Fever 108 ViewsRate it:
To The Memory Of Mary Young 108 ViewsRate it:
A Lost Dream 107 ViewsRate it:
How Shall I Woo Thee 107 ViewsRate it:
She Told Her Beads 107 ViewsRate it:
Speakin' At De Cou't-House 106 ViewsRate it:
The Awakening 106 ViewsRate it:
Death 105 ViewsRate it:
Dely 105 ViewsRate it:
Love-Song 105 ViewsRate it:
The Sand-Man 105 ViewsRate it:
What's The Use 105 ViewsRate it:
The Wooing 104 ViewsRate it:
To A Violet Found On All Saint's Day 104 ViewsRate it:
We Wear the Mask 103 ViewsRate it:
An Old Memory 103 ViewsRate it:
Dawn 103 ViewsRate it:
Promise 103 ViewsRate it:
The Place Where The Rainbow Ends 103 ViewsRate it:
Dreams 102 ViewsRate it:
Hope 102 ViewsRate it:
The Lawyers' Ways 102 ViewsRate it:
Comparison 101 ViewsRate it:
Rain-Songs 101 ViewsRate it:
Whistling Sam 101 ViewsRate it:
A Choice 100 ViewsRate it:
Itching Heels 100 ViewsRate it:
Lover's Lane 100 ViewsRate it:
On The Dedication Of Dorothy Hall 100 ViewsRate it:
The Garret 100 ViewsRate it:
To The Miami 100 ViewsRate it:
Love's Chastening 99 ViewsRate it:
A Starry Night 98 ViewsRate it:
Robert Gould Shaw 98 ViewsRate it:
The River Of Ruin 98 ViewsRate it:
Trouble In De Kitchen 98 ViewsRate it:
A Grievance 97 ViewsRate it:
An Ante-Bellum Sermon 97 ViewsRate it:
Discovered 97 ViewsRate it:
De Way T'ings Come 96 ViewsRate it:
Foolin' Wid De Seasons 96 ViewsRate it:
Little Lucy Landman 96 ViewsRate it:
Retrospection 96 ViewsRate it:
The Master-Player 96 ViewsRate it:
The Quilting 96 ViewsRate it:
Equipment 95 ViewsRate it:
The Ol' Tunes 95 ViewsRate it:
A Plantation Portrait 94 ViewsRate it:
Expectation 94 ViewsRate it:
Frederick Douglass 94 ViewsRate it:
Inspiration 94 ViewsRate it:
Joggin' Erlong 94 ViewsRate it:
Over The Hills 94 ViewsRate it:
The Barrier 94 ViewsRate it:
Then And Now 94 ViewsRate it:
Appreciation 93 ViewsRate it:
Li'l' Gal 93 ViewsRate it:
The Wind And The Sea 93 ViewsRate it:
Johnny Speaks 92 ViewsRate it:
The Corn-Stalk Fiddle 92 ViewsRate it:
A Plantation Melody 92 ViewsRate it:
The News 92 ViewsRate it:
To J.Q. 92 ViewsRate it:
Vengeance Is Sweet 92 ViewsRate it:
Chrismus On The Plantation 91 ViewsRate it:
Christmas 91 ViewsRate it:
If 91 ViewsRate it:
Speakin' O' Christmas 91 ViewsRate it:
The Discovery 91 ViewsRate it:
The Mystic Sea 91 ViewsRate it:
The Old Cabin 91 ViewsRate it:
A Lazy Day 90 ViewsRate it:
Accountability 90 ViewsRate it:
Alexander Crummell--Dead 90 ViewsRate it:
Anchored 90 ViewsRate it:
At Sunset Time 90 ViewsRate it:
October 90 ViewsRate it:
On A Clean Book 90 ViewsRate it:
The Tryst 90 ViewsRate it:
A Thanksgiving Poem 89 ViewsRate it:
A Warm Day In Winter 89 ViewsRate it:
By The Stream 89 ViewsRate it:
Limitations 89 ViewsRate it:
Love's Apotheosis 89 ViewsRate it:
The Chase 89 ViewsRate it:
The Lesson 89 ViewsRate it:
The Rivals 89 ViewsRate it:
At the Tavern 88 ViewsRate it:
Weltschmertz 88 ViewsRate it:
A Song (#1) 87 ViewsRate it:
Noddin' By De Fire 87 ViewsRate it:
To A Dead Friend 87 ViewsRate it:
To Dan 87 ViewsRate it:
Changing Time 86 ViewsRate it:
Dreamin' Town 86 ViewsRate it:
Jilted 86 ViewsRate it:
The Dance 86 ViewsRate it:
The Haunted Oak 86 ViewsRate it:
The Unlucky Apple 86 ViewsRate it:
When All Is Done 86 ViewsRate it:
Despair 85 ViewsRate it:
From The Porch At Runnymede 85 ViewsRate it:
To A Captious Critic 85 ViewsRate it:
To Louise 85 ViewsRate it:
Possession 84 ViewsRate it:
Silence 84 ViewsRate it:
To E. H. K. 84 ViewsRate it:
A Career 83 ViewsRate it:
Hunting Song 83 ViewsRate it:
Lullaby 83 ViewsRate it:
She Gave Me A Rose 83 ViewsRate it:
Harriet Beecher Stowe 82 ViewsRate it:
Life's Tragedy 82 ViewsRate it:
The Dilettante: A Modern Type 82 ViewsRate it:
When A Feller's Itching To Be Spanked 82 ViewsRate it:
Winter's Approach 82 ViewsRate it:
A Banjo Song 81 ViewsRate it:
Ballade 81 ViewsRate it:
Lyrics Of Love And Sorrow 81 ViewsRate it:
The Spellin'-Bee 81 ViewsRate it:
Two Songs 81 ViewsRate it:
Why Fades A Dream 81 ViewsRate it:
An Easy Goin' Feller 80 ViewsRate it:
Disappointed. 80 ViewsRate it:
Song 80 ViewsRate it:
The Phantom Kiss 80 ViewsRate it:
A Confidence 79 ViewsRate it:
A Song (#2) 79 ViewsRate it:
Communion 79 ViewsRate it:
Till The Wind Gets Right 79 ViewsRate it:
On The River 78 ViewsRate it:
Liza May 78 ViewsRate it:
Riding To Town 78 ViewsRate it:
The Sum 77 ViewsRate it:
At Candle-Lightin' Time 76 ViewsRate it:
At Cheshire Cheese 76 ViewsRate it:
Behind The Arras 76 ViewsRate it:
Christmas Carol 76 ViewsRate it:
Signs of the Times 76 ViewsRate it:
Snowin' 76 ViewsRate it:
The Rising Of The Storm 76 ViewsRate it:
A Farm House by the River 75 ViewsRate it:
Christmas In The Heart 75 ViewsRate it:
Dead 75 ViewsRate it:
Her Thoughts And His 75 ViewsRate it:
Absence 74 ViewsRate it:
Invitation to Love 74 ViewsRate it:
The End Of The Chapter 74 ViewsRate it:
Jealous 73 ViewsRate it:
Love And Grief 73 ViewsRate it:
Roses And Pearls 73 ViewsRate it:
Suppose 73 ViewsRate it:
A Hymn 72 ViewsRate it:
Beyond The Years 72 ViewsRate it:
Chrismus Is A-Comin' 72 ViewsRate it:
The Poet 72 ViewsRate it:
The Visitor 72 ViewsRate it:
When de Co'n Pone's Hot 72 ViewsRate it:
After While. A Poem Of Faith 71 ViewsRate it:
Blue 71 ViewsRate it:
Life 71 ViewsRate it:
The Murdered Lover 71 ViewsRate it:
The Valse 71 ViewsRate it:
Forever 70 ViewsRate it:
My Little March Girl 70 ViewsRate it:
Ode for Memorial Day 70 ViewsRate it:
Premonition 70 ViewsRate it:
The Made to Order Smile 70 ViewsRate it:
Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary Eyes 69 ViewsRate it:
The Death Of The First Born 69 ViewsRate it:
The Pool 69 ViewsRate it:
The Sparrow 69 ViewsRate it:
By Rugged Ways 68 ViewsRate it:
In Summer 68 ViewsRate it:
Night 68 ViewsRate it:
Breaking The Charm 67 ViewsRate it:
Howdy, Honey, Howdy 67 ViewsRate it:
Slow Through The Dark 67 ViewsRate it:
Summer in the South 67 ViewsRate it:
Encouraged 66 ViewsRate it:
Keep A Song Up On De Way 66 ViewsRate it:
L'Envoi 66 ViewsRate it:
Ships that Pass in the Night 66 ViewsRate it:
The Photograph 66 ViewsRate it:
The Path 65 ViewsRate it:
Dinah Kneading Dough 64 ViewsRate it:
Ode to Ethiopia 64 ViewsRate it:
Old 64 ViewsRate it:
The Right to Die 64 ViewsRate it:
Theology 64 ViewsRate it:
A Corn-Song 63 ViewsRate it:
The Dreamer 63 ViewsRate it:
The Secret 63 ViewsRate it:
A Misty Day 62 ViewsRate it:
Curiosity 62 ViewsRate it:
One Life 62 ViewsRate it:
The Dove 62 ViewsRate it:
In Summer Time 61 ViewsRate it:
Precedent 61 ViewsRate it:
A Musical 60 ViewsRate it:
The Gourd 60 ViewsRate it:
A Negro Love Song 59 ViewsRate it:
Emancipation 59 ViewsRate it:
Misapprehension 59 ViewsRate it:
The Deserted Plantation 59 ViewsRate it:
The Veteran 59 ViewsRate it:
The Paradox 57 ViewsRate it:
A Prayer 57 ViewsRate it:
Dream Song II 57 ViewsRate it:
In August 57 ViewsRate it:
Preparation 56 ViewsRate it:
A Roadway 55 ViewsRate it:
Differences 55 ViewsRate it:
Lincoln 55 ViewsRate it:
The King Is Dead 55 ViewsRate it:
To The Road 55 ViewsRate it:
At Night 54 ViewsRate it:
Toast to Dayton 54 ViewsRate it:
Columbian Ode 53 ViewsRate it:
On The Road 53 ViewsRate it:
The Looking-Glass 53 ViewsRate it:
The Voice Of The Banjo 53 ViewsRate it:
Not they who soar 52 ViewsRate it:
Evening 51 ViewsRate it:
For The Man Who Fails 51 ViewsRate it:
Longing 51 ViewsRate it:
Twilight 51 ViewsRate it:
When dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers 51 ViewsRate it:
A Preference 50 ViewsRate it:
Drizzle 50 ViewsRate it:
Growin' Gray 50 ViewsRate it:
In The Tents Of Akbar 50 ViewsRate it:
To A Lady Playing The Harp 50 ViewsRate it:
Alice 49 ViewsRate it:
The Poet And The Baby 49 ViewsRate it:
The Conquerors 48 ViewsRate it:
A Border Ballad 48 ViewsRate it:
How Lucy Backslid 48 ViewsRate it:
Temptation 47 ViewsRate it:
After The Quarrel 47 ViewsRate it:
The Lapse 47 ViewsRate it:
The Monk's Walk 47 ViewsRate it:
The Seedling 47 ViewsRate it:
To The South 47 ViewsRate it:
Dirge 46 ViewsRate it:
Farewell To Arcady 46 ViewsRate it:
If I Could But Forget 46 ViewsRate it:
The Memory Of Martha 46 ViewsRate it:
Winter Song 46 ViewsRate it:
Booker T. Washington 45 ViewsRate it:
The Crisis 45 ViewsRate it:
The Knight 45 ViewsRate it:
Dream Song I 44 ViewsRate it:
The Lily Of The Valley 44 ViewsRate it:
Time To Tinker 'Roun'! 44 ViewsRate it:
To An Ingrate 44 ViewsRate it:
Unexpressed 44 ViewsRate it:
Circumstances Alter Cases 43 ViewsRate it:
Ione 43 ViewsRate it:
Love's Humility 43 ViewsRate it:
Night, Dim Night 43 ViewsRate it:
Nutting Song 43 ViewsRate it:
A Death Song 42 ViewsRate it:
Parted 42 ViewsRate it:
When Winter Darkening All Around 42 ViewsRate it:
After Many Days 41 ViewsRate it:
Noon 41 ViewsRate it:
Resignation 41 ViewsRate it:
The Capture 41 ViewsRate it:
The Stirrup Cup 41 ViewsRate it:
A Letter 40 ViewsRate it:
A Summer's Night 40 ViewsRate it:
My Sweet Brown Gal 40 ViewsRate it:
Spring Song 40 ViewsRate it:
The Wraith 40 ViewsRate it:
Thou Art My Lute 40 ViewsRate it:
A Spring Wooing 39 ViewsRate it:
He had his Dream 39 ViewsRate it:
Opportunity 39 ViewsRate it:
Right's Security 39 ViewsRate it:
The Colored Soldiers 39 ViewsRate it:
A Bridal Measure 38 ViewsRate it:
A Love Song 38 ViewsRate it:
A Lyric 38 ViewsRate it:
Dey know. 38 ViewsRate it:
Nature And Art. To My Friend Charles Booth Nettleton 38 ViewsRate it:
The Warrior's Prayer 38 ViewsRate it:
Poor Withered Rose 37 ViewsRate it:
Sonnet On An Old Book With Uncut Leaves 37 ViewsRate it:
The Old Homestead 37 ViewsRate it:
The Real Question 37 ViewsRate it:
To The Eastern Shore 37 ViewsRate it:
With The Lark 37 ViewsRate it:
Advice 36 ViewsRate it:
Dat Ol' Mare O' Mine 36 ViewsRate it:
Roses 36 ViewsRate it:
Worn Out 36 ViewsRate it:
Yesterday And To-Morrow 36 ViewsRate it:
In An English Garden 35 ViewsRate it:
A Sailor's Song 34 ViewsRate it:
Fishing 34 ViewsRate it:
On The Death Of W. C. 34 ViewsRate it:
The Unsung Heroes 34 ViewsRate it:
A Madrigal 33 ViewsRate it:
Faith 33 ViewsRate it:
A Poem Of Faith 32 ViewsRate it:
Melancholia 32 ViewsRate it:
To Pfrimmer 32 ViewsRate it:
Whittier 32 ViewsRate it:
A Coquette Conquered 31 ViewsRate it:
In May 31 ViewsRate it:
Love's Draft 31 ViewsRate it:
Religion 31 ViewsRate it:
Remembered 31 ViewsRate it:
Dirge For A Soldier 30 ViewsRate it:
Just Whistle A Bit 30 ViewsRate it:
Lonesome 30 ViewsRate it:
Reluctance 30 ViewsRate it:
The Boogah Man 30 ViewsRate it:
The Song 30 ViewsRate it:
The Turning Of The Babies In The Bed 30 ViewsRate it:
Diplomacy 29 ViewsRate it:
Kidnaped 29 ViewsRate it:
A Frolic 28 ViewsRate it:
Love Despoiled 28 ViewsRate it:
My Lady Of Castle Grand 28 ViewsRate it:
The Disturber 28 ViewsRate it:
A Summer Pastoral 27 ViewsRate it:
Soliloquy Of A Turkey 25 ViewsRate it:
The Meadow Lark 25 ViewsRate it:
When Sam'l Sings 25 ViewsRate it:
A Winter's Day 24 ViewsRate it:
Angelina 24 ViewsRate it:
Protest 24 ViewsRate it:
When The Old Man Smokes 24 ViewsRate it:
Puttin' The Baby Away 23 ViewsRate it:
A Little Christmas Basket 22 ViewsRate it:
Distinction 22 ViewsRate it:
On A Sea Wall 22 ViewsRate it:
The Bohemian 22 ViewsRate it:
Curtain 21 ViewsRate it:
The Lover And The Moon 20 ViewsRate it:
Phyllis 19 ViewsRate it:
Day 18 ViewsRate it:
"Howdy, Honey, Howdy!" 1 ViewRate it:
A Cabin Tale - The Young Master Asks For A Story 1 ViewRate it:
'Long To'Ds Night 0 ViewsRate it:

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