On the shoals of Nowhere, Cast up -- my boat Bow all broken, No longer afloat. On the shoals of Nowhere, Wasted -- my song -- Yet taken by the sea wind And blown along.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Flotsam" [author's text not yet checked 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 William Mayer (b. 1925), "Flotsam", 1980 [ soprano, clarinet, and piano ], from Enter Ariel [sung text checked 1 time]
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