Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SUMMER'S NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR



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A SUMMER'S NIGHT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is dewy as a maiden's mouth
Last Line: The fireflies come stagg'ring down the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


THE night is dewy as a maiden's mouth,
The skies are bright as are a maiden's eyes,
Soft as a maiden's breath the wind that flies
Up from the perfumed bosom of the South.
Like sentinels, the pines stand in the park;
And hither hastening, like rakes that roam,
With lamps to light their wayward footsteps home,
The fireflies come stagg'ring down the dark.





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