Desire to us Was like a double death, Swift dying Of our mingled breath, Evaporation Of an unknown strange perfume Between us quickly In a naked Room.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Desire", appears in Fields of Wonder, first published 1947 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Desire", op. 13 no. 1 [ tenor and piano ], from Desire, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
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