- 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: 76
Dunbar, P. (1913). Night, Dim Night. Lyrics of Love and Laughter (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 02, 2023, from
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Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Night, Dim Night," Lyrics of Love and Laughter, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed October 02, 2023,.
Night, dim night, and it rains, my love, it rains,
(Art thou dreaming of me, I wonder)
The trees are sad, and the wind complains,
Outside the rolling of the thunder,
And the beat against the panes.
Heart, my heart, thou art mournful in the rain,
(Are thy redolent lips a–quiver?)
My soul seeks thine, doth it seek in vain?
My love goes surging like a river,
Shall its tide bear naught save pain?