"Heart" is the second song of Jean Berger's song cycle Four Songs, which sets the poetry of Langston Hughes.

Date: 1951Composer: Jean BergerText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Four Songs

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    by Langston Hughes

    Took his heart
    And hung it
    On a wayside wall.

    He said,
    “Look, Passers-by,
    Here is my heart!”

    But no one was curious.
    No one cared at all
    That there hung
    Pierrot’s heart
    On the public wall.

    So Pierrot
    Took his heart
    And hid it
    Far away.

    Now people wonder
    Where his heart is

    –The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 329

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    Four Songs (Jean Berger)

    Composer(s): Jean Berger

    Song(s): In Time of Silver Rain
    2. Heart
    3. Carolina Cabin
    4. Lonely People

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    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

    By Langston Hughes

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