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Dunbar’s “The Quilting” for National Quilting Day

In honor of National Quilting Day today, we hope you will enjoy Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “The Quilting,” published in Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (1901). The Quilting Dolly sits a-quilting by her mother, stitch by stitch, Gracious, how my … Continue reading

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Poems from the Past in Honor of National Poetry Month

Voices from the past speak to us through autograph albums, letters, and diaries. In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ll be sharing poems and sayings found in our collections. Susan Koerner Wright Autograph Album 1853 Susan Koerner Wright was the … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Poem

A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar The tear another’s tears bring forth, The sigh which answers sigh, The pulse that beats at other’s woes, E’en though our own be nigh, A balm to bathe the wounded heart Where sorrow’s … Continue reading

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