The Unlucky Apple

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The Unlucky Apple
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
In the 1913 collection of his work, The Complete Poems of 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.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.