Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow
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: 53
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: hope, life
- ✎ Cite This
Dunbar, P. (1913). To J.Q.. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 01, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/188/lyrics-of-sunshine-and-shadow/3593/to-jq/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. "To J.Q.." Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/188/lyrics-of-sunshine-and-shadow/3593/to-jq/>. June 01, 2023.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, "To J.Q.," Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed June 01, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/188/lyrics-of-sunshine-and-shadow/3593/to-jq/.
What are the things that make life bright?
A star gleam in the night.
What hearts us for the coming fray?
The dawn tints of the day.
What helps to speed the weary mile?
A brother’s friendly smile.
What turns o’ gold the evening gray?
A flower beside the way.