Home Bemorecreative

Creative Quotations from . . .
Paul Laurence Dunbar
(1872-1906) born on
Jun 27
US poet, novelist, short-story writer. He was the first African American poet to gain a national audience; wrote four volumes of poetry including "Oak and Ivy."
         
   
F
With our short sight we affect to take a comprehensive view of eternity. Our horizon is the universe.

R
Oh, how with more than dreams the soul is torn,
Ere sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes.
A
If my tongue were trained to measures,
I would sing a stirring song.
N
I hope there is something worthy in my writings and not merely the novelty of a black face associated with the power to rhyme that has attracted attention.
K
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile . . .
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!
 
Be More Creative

Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Uncalled," 1908.
R: "Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the eary Eyes."
A: "The Colored Soldiers."
N: in Valerie Smith, AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS, 1991
K: "We Wear the Mask."
   


copyright 1996-2014 by Baertracks at bemorecreative.com