A Learned Man


"A Learned Man" is the 20th song in Rorem's massive song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen, which sets 36 poems by a total of 24 authors.

A Learned Man
by Stephen Crane

A learned man came to me once.
He said, “I know the way—come.”
And I was overjoyed at this.
Together we hastened.

Soon, too soon, were we
Where my eyes were useless,
And I knew not the ways of my feet.
I clung to the hand of my friend:
But at last he cried, “I am lost.”

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