If You Should Go

(1949)

"If You Should Go" is the fourth song of William Grant Still's song cycle Songs of Separation.

If You Should Go
by Countee Cullen


Love, leave me like the light,
The gently passing day;
We would not know, but for the night,
When it has slipped away.
Go quietly; a dream,
When done, should leave no trace
That it has lived, except a gleam
Across the dreamer's face.


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