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I will keep you in my pocket like the pulse on my wrist. One day I will slit your lips with my fingers letting escape a song, and rub your hair to release its vivid fragrance. Then I will suck the wind that blows through your lungs and taste the air between us.
- by Perry Brass (b. 1947), "Lyric 4", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [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 Judith Cloud , "Lyric 4" [soprano, mezzo-soprano, or tenor and guitar], from Songs of Need and Desire, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Judith Cloud
This text was added to the website: 2012-03-10
Line count: 11
Word count: 53