Comment on War

"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.

Date: 1997Composer: Ned RoremText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Evidence of Things Not Seen

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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

Sheet Music

Evidence of Things Not Seen

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

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