Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poetry Index

On A Clean Book

To F. N.

Like sea-washed sand upon the shore,
So fine and clean the tale,
So clear and bright I almost see,
The flashing of a sail.

The tang of salt is in its veins,
The freshness of the spray
God give you love and lore and strength,
To give us such alway.

This poem appears in the following book(s):

Lyrics of Love and Laughter

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