Twas the apple that in Eden
-Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1901
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.
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.