The Poet

by Elsmore Carey

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This song is an original musical adaptation of “The Poet,” from The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, published in 1913.


released August 23, 2019


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Elsmore Carey Cape Town, South Africa

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Elsmore Carey creates simple and emotive songs in the acoustic indie-folk genre.


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Track Name: The Poet
He sang of life, serenely sweet,
With, now and then, a deeper note.
From some high peak, nigh yet remote,
He voiced the world’s absorbing beat.

He sang of love when earth was young,
And love, itself, was in his lays.
But ah, the world, it turned to praise
A jingle in a broken tongue.

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