Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Lyrics Of Sunshine and Shadow (1901)

Lyrics Of Sunshine and Shadow

First published by The Century Company

Copyright 1901

Love's Draft

The draft of love was cool and sweet
You gave me in the cup,
But, ah, love's fire is keen and fleet,
And I am burning up.

Unless the tears I shed for you
Shall quench this burning flame,
It will consume me through and through,
And leave but ash--a name.

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Lyrics Of Sunshine and Shadow

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