Stars
Language: English 
O, sweep of stars over Harlem streets,
O, little breath of oblivion that is night.
      A city building
      To a mother's song.
      A city dreaming
      To a lullaby.
Reach up your hand, dark boy, and take a star.
Out of the little breath of oblivion
      That is night,
      Take just
      One star.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2008-09-07
Line count: 11
Word count: 52