Monday, August 26, 2013

Paul Laurence Dunbar on Dreams

As school has begun in the District of Calamity, and the new $122 million building for the Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School officially opens, it seems apropos to recite the dreamy lyric's of the school's namesake.

What dreams we have and how they flyLike rosy clouds across the sky;Of wealth, of fame, of sure success,Of love that comes to cheer and bless;And how they wither, how they fade,The waning wealth, the jilting jade--The fame that for a moment gleams,Then flies forever,--dream, ah ---dreams!

{from Dreams by Paul Laurence Dunbar  (1913)}

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