I Found you and I lost you,
All on a gleaming day.
The day was filled with sunshine,
And the land was full of May.

A golden bird was singing
Its melody divine,
I found you and I loved you,
And all the world was mine.

I found you and I lost you,
All on a golden day,
But when I dream of you, dear,
It is always brimming May.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem A Golden Day


  1. jessyl says:

    Beautiful love poem, of course. Publish it further, by all means. I’d say juxtaposed with “Jump Back” as evidence of the range of Dunbar’s talent, sometimes lost on the broader public – as well as the African-American community. But give appropriate attribution, PLEASE!

  2. anthony says:

    Man i really enjoyed this poem after reading this it makes my want to kiss the real world!! lol 🙂

  3. Lorraine says:

    i loved it. i agree i think this would be a great poem for a Valentine’s card.

  4. Lorraine says:

    i loved this poem. i agree, this would be a nice valintine’s poem to put into a card.

  5. Milagros says:

    I think this poem is really nice and loving. I also thinks its caring! It would be a perfect Valentine’s Day present or poem in a card. *GASP*

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