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Brief author info: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) American poet. Son of former slaves; best known for lyrical poetry; worked as elevator operator until his genius was recognized (his poetry was submitted sub rosa to a literary meeting); promising career was cut short by depression and alcoholism; most famous works were Lyrics of a Lowly Life and The Sport of Gods.
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A crust and a corner that love makes precious, With a smile to warm and the tears to refresh us; And joy seems sweeter when cares come after, And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter; And that is life.
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in, A pint of joy to a peck of trouble, And never a laugh but the moans come double; And that is life!
Money is a great dignifier.
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea ...
I know why the caged bird sings!
The Master in infinite mercy Offers the boon of Death.
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