Wonder And pain And terror, And sick silly songs, Of sorrow, And the marrow Of the bone Of life Are smeared across Her mouth. The road From Verona To Mantova Is dusty With the drought.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Juliet", 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), "Juliet", op. 13 no. 3 [ tenor and piano ], from Desire, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
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