The sea is a wilderness of waves, A desert of water. We dip and dive, Rise and roll, Hide and are hidden On the sea. Day, night, Night, day, The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Long trip", appears in The Weary Blues, first published 1926 [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 Frederick Piket (1903 - 1974), "Long trip", published 1948 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Sea Charm [sung text not yet checked]
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