Long, too long America, Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn'd from joys and prosperity only, But now, ah now, to learn from [crises]1 of anguish, [ advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not, And now to conceive and show to the world what your children en-masse really are, (For who except myself has yet conceiv'd what your children en-masse really are?) ]2
Long, too long America
Set by William Howard Schuman (1910 - 1992), "Long, too long America", published 1943 [ mixed chorus and 2 pianos or orchestra ], from cantata A Free Song, no. 1, cantata  [sung text checked 1 time]
Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "Long, too long America", appears in Drum Taps [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
1 Schuman: "cries"
2 omitted by Schuman.
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Look down, fair moon and bathe this scene, Pour softly down night's nimbus floods, on faces ghastly, swollen, purple; On the dead, on their backs, with [their]1 arms toss'd wide, Pour down your unstinted nimbus, sacred moon.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "Look down, fair moon", appears in Drum Taps, first published 1965 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Confirmed with Drum-Taps, ed. by Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, The Walt Whitman Archive1 omitted by Rands.
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Joost van der Linden [Guest Editor]