by: Paul Laurence Dunbar
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- E sang of life, serenely sweet,
- With, now and then, a deeper note.
- From some high peak, nigh yet remote,
- He voiced the world's absorbing beat.
- He sang of love when earth was young,
- And Love, itself, was in his lays.
- But ah, the world, it turned to praise
- A jingle in a broken tongue.