Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1913
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
  • Word Count: 48
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: dawn, happiness
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The gray dawn on the mountain top

Is slow to pass away.
Still lays him by in sluggish dreams,
The golden God of day.
And then a light along the hills,

Your laughter silvery gay;
The Sun God wakes, a bluebird trills,
You come and it is day.