The land Wants me to come back To a handful of dust in autumn, To a raindrop In the palm of my hand In spring. The land Wants me to come back To a broken song in October, To a snowbird on the wing. The land Wants me To come back.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Dustbowl", appears in Fields of Wonder, in Border Line, no. 3 [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), "Dustbowl", op. 24 no. 3, published 1970 [baritone and piano], from Border Line, no. 3. [ sung text not verified ]
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