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Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Song (My heart to thy heart)


    My heart to thy heart,
      My hand to thine;
    My lip to thy lips,
      Kisses are wine
  Brewed for the lover in sunshine and shade;
  Let me drink deep, then, my African maid.

    Lily to lily,
      Rose unto rose;
    My love to thy love
      Tenderly grows.
  Rend not the oak and the ivy in twain,
  Nor the swart maid from her swarthier swain.



Paul Laurence Dunbar


Paul Laurence Dunbar's other poems:
  1. Frederick Douglass
  2. Not They Who Soar
  3. Ere Sleep Comes down to Soothe the Weary Eyes
  4. The Old Apple-Tree
  5. An Ante-Bellum Sermon


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