Lyrics of Lowly Life
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
- 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.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 63
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: love
- ✎ Cite This
Dunbar, P. (1913). "Song". Lyrics of Lowly Life (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved May 30, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3524/song/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. ""Song"." Lyrics of Lowly Life. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3524/song/>. May 30, 2023.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, ""Song"," Lyrics of Lowly Life, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed May 30, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/187/lyrics-of-lowly-life/3524/song/.
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
Rend not the oak and the ivy in twain,
Nor the swart maid from her swarthier swain.