In the 1913 collection of his work, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
187830The Unlucky ApplePaul 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 was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.