"Waterbird" is included in Richard Hundley's Ten Songs (For High Voice and Piano).

Date: 1988Composer: Richard HundleyText: James Purdy

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by James Purdy

Waterbird, waterbird
gently afloat,
know you my yearning
for places remote?

Water bird, water bird
under the sea,
keep you a kingdom
for sleepers like me?

from An Oyster is a Wealthy Beast by James Purdy.
(Black Sparrow Press)
Copyright 1967 by James Purdy


Up Toward the Sky

(Amy Marcy Beach, William Ernest Henley, Richard Hundley, Marianne Moore, James Purdy, Edward Rowland Sill, Gertrude Stein, Sara Teasdale and Virgil Thomson)


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Ten Songs (For High Voice and Piano)

Composer(s): Richard Hundley

Voice Type: High

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