Wednesday, April 2, 2008


My Blog Sister, The Prisoner's Wife is celebrating National Poetry Month. She is a very very talented writer and will be posting her beautifully written pieces. I LOVE Poetry! It has saved my life over and over again! So in support of The Prisoner's Wife and National Poetry Month. I am posting one of my favorite poems! Hop over to The Prisoner's Wife and post your favorite poem and of course leave one here!

On another note, My birthday is May 2. If you thought I was a fool about Valentine's Day, wait until I celebrate my birthday! God willing I will be the big 45!

Invitation To Love
Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Come when the nights are bright stars
Or come when the moon is mellow;
Come when the sun his golden bars
Drops on the hay-field yellow.
Come in the twilight soft and gray,
Come in the night or come in the day,
And you are welcome, welcome.

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,
You are soft as the nesting dove.
Come to my heart and bring it rest
As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.

Come when my heart is full of grief
Or when my heart is merry;
Come with the falling of the leaf
Or with the redd'ning cherry.
Come when the year's first blossom blows,
Come when the summer gleams and glows,
Come with the winter's drifting snows,
And you are welcome, welcome.


Shai said...
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Princess TinyButt said...

one of my top 5 fav poems babz! yes. love is. i love you sis :)

Lovebabz said...

Hey Princess,

This is one of my favs too!
And you already know that I love you too!

Stephen Bess said...

Dunbar is a favorite of mine. This is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you in this great month of April.

Mizrepresent said...

Beautiful Lovebabz, i so love poetry!

Lovebabz said...

Hi Stephen Bess,

Dunbar is one of my faves too! Yep, I will come back over to you and check your poetry challenge! Very ambitious!

I too love poetry. Ever since I was wee one.

Sharon said...

I love this poem for it's simple message of love being available at all times!

Now on a freakier, not typically me in public note, how could I not love a poem that basically says I can come anytime...PUN DEFINITELY INTENDED EVEN IF THE SPELLING DOESN'T INDICATE IT ;b


Lovebabz said...


We are truly on the same page. I was thinking the same thing---atleast when I read this that's what's on my mind. Freaks Unite! Although I am not so sure Mr. Dunbar intended that interpretation, but then again...who knows!

the prisoner's wife said...

aww sis, thanks for the shout. i love this poem...i'm a sucker for love poems (and love stories, and romatic movies, and book, etc). especially when they are written for/about black folk. i love black love LOL.

thanks for sharing!