The dream is vague And all confused With dice and women And jazz and booze. The dream is vague, Without a name, Yet warm and wavering And sharp as flame. The loss Of the dream Leaves nothing The same.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Beale Street", appears in Fields of Wonder, in Border Line, no. 6 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Robert Owens (1925 - 2017), "Beale Street", op. 24 no. 6, published 1970 [ baritone and piano ], from Border Line, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
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