A Death Song by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poem of the Week Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar Born: 27 June 1872, Ohio, USA American Died: 9 February 1906, Ohio, USA

We Wear the Mask

We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while … Continue reading We Wear the Mask