"Sleep" is the seventh and final song of Robert Owens' cycle "Silver Rain" which is a setting of Langston Hughes poems for Tenor.

Date: 1958Composer: Robert OwensText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Silver Rain, Op. 11

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By Langston Hughes

When the lips
And the body
Are done
She seeks your hand,
Touches it,
And sleep comes
Without wonder
And without dreams.
When the lips
And the body
Are done.

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