Bear in mind That death is a drum Beating forever Till the last worms come To answer its call, Till the last stars fall, Until the last atom Is no atom at all, Until time is lost And there is no air And space itself Is nothing nowhere. Death is a drum, A signal drum, Calling all life To come, come, Come.
Song Cycle by Samuel Hans Adler (b. 1928)
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Drum", first published <<1953 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Confirmed with Mein dunklen Hände. Moderne Negerlyrik in Original und Nachdichtung, herausgegeben und übertragen von Eva Hesse und Paridam von dem Knesebeck, München: Nymphenburger Verlag, 1953, page 32.
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