Love Is a ripe plum Growing on a purple tree. Taste it once And the spell of its enchantment Will never let you be. Love Is a bright star Glowing in far Southern skies. Look too hard And its burning flame Will always hurt your eyes. Love Is a high mountain Stark in a windy sky. If you Would never lose your breath Do not climb too high.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Love song For Lucinda" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Robert G. Patterson (b. 1957), "Love song for Lucinda", 2012 [ baritone and piano ], from American Pierrot: A Langston Hughes Songbook, no. 3, Great River Music, GRM-01037 [sung text not yet checked]
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