We passed their graves: The dead men there, Winners or losers, Did not care. In the dark They could not see Who had gained The victory.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Peace", appears in The Panther and the Lash, first published 1967 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Andrew Hudson , "Peace" [sung text not yet checked]
- by Elie Siegmeister (1909 - 1991), "Peace", 1966, published 1978, orchestrated 1967 [ low voice and piano or orchestra ], from The Face of War, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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