Title

On a Clean Book

Publication Information

Published in Lyrics of Love and Laughter (1903)

Musical Settings

Zenobia Powell Perry, On a Clean Book (Cycle of Songs on Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar) (January 2010)

Text

Like sea-washed sand upon the shore,
So fine and clean the tale,
So clear and bright I almost see,
The flashing of a sail.

The tang of salt is in its veins,
The freshness of the spray
God give you love and lore and strength,
To give us such alway.

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