Paul Laurence Dunbar

8th Annual Valentine’s Day Poem Blitz

Valentine’s Day spending is up 6% this year over last even though fewer people are celebrating. Sad!   Poems, of course, are the perfect antidote to the menace of all-consuming consumerism slouching towards Bethlehem. Poems cost nothing to give and last forever. Here’s a few to share with your lover, your mother, your friend or […]


Literal literature litter

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar   I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; When the first bird sings and the first bud opes, And the faint perfume […]