The Unlucky Apple

Cherishing The Moment by Fred Mathews

Twas the apple that in Eden
Caused our father's primal fall;
And the Trojan War, remember --
'Twas an apple caused it all.
So for weeks I've hesitated,
You can guess the reason why,
For I want to tell my darling
She's the apple of my eye.

-Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1901

Note: Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of our favorite poets, and one we feel should have a wider audience.
The Paul Laurence Dunbar Digital Collection is a wonderful archive of his life and works.

Art: Cherishing The Moment by Fred Mathews

View more paintings by Fred Mathews at His Page.
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