African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Dawn" (1896)

Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Dawn" (1897)

An angel, robed in spotless white,
Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night.
Night woke to blush ; the sprite was gone.
Men saw the blush and called it Dawn.

Published in Lyrics of Lowly Life, 1896
Also published in Colored American Magazine, February 1907

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