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Three Poems of Robert Frost

Word count: 192

Song Cycle by Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (1908 - 2012)

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1. Dust of snow [ sung text not verified ]

Language: English

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The way a crow
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2. The rose family [ sung text not verified ]

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The rose is a rose
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3. The line-gang [ sung text not verified ]

Language: English

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Here come the line-gang pioneering by.
They throw a forest down less cut than broken.
They plant dead trees for living, and the dead
They string together with a living thread.
They string an instrument against the sky.
Wherein words whether beaten out or spoken
will run as hushed as when they were a thought.
But in no hush they string it: they go past
With shouts afar to pull the cable taut,
To hold it hard until they make it fast,
To ease away they have it. With a laugh,
An oath of towns that set the wild at naught
They bring the telephone and telegraph.


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