Famous Love Poem

"Invitation to Love" by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a welcoming poem that invites love to enter the speaker's life in all its forms. Whether it's during starry nights, moonlit evenings, or sunny days, love is embraced. It is described as sweet and gentle, compared to a nesting dove. The poem extends its invitation during moments of both sorrow and joy, in the changing seasons and natural beauty. The repeated refrain of "you are welcome, welcome" highlights the sincere openness to love's presence throughout life's diverse experiences.

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Invitation To Love

Paul Laurence Dunbar By more Paul Laurence Dunbar

Come when the nights are bright with 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,
Come, O love, whene’er you may,
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 to 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.


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