Vintage verse – The Unlucky Apple by Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Unlucky Apple

‘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.

by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

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