In Time of Silver Rain

"In Time of Silver Rain" is a song by George Walker setting a poem of Langston Hughes.

Date: 1992Composer: George WalkerText: Langston Hughes

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In Time of Silver Rain
by Langston Hughes

In time of silver rain
The earth
Puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads
Of life,
Of life,
Of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies
Lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth
New leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway
Passing boys and girls
Go singing, too,
In time of silver rain
When spring
And life
Are new.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, pp. 203-204

Sheet Music

Three songs for voice and piano (1992)

Composer(s): George Walker

Song(s): In time of silver rain / Langston Hughes -- I never saw a moor / Emily Dickinson -- Mother Goose (circa 2054) / Irene Sekula.

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