Comment on War(1997)
"Comment on War" is the 19th song in Rorem's massive song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen, which sets 36 poems by a total of 24 authors.
Comment on War
by Langston Hughes
Let us kill off youth
For the sake of truth.
We who are old know what truth is—
Truth is a bundle of vicious lies
Tied together and sterilized—
A war-maker’s bait for unwise youth
To kill off each other
For the sake of