On a Clean Book(1983)
"On a Clean Book" is part of Zenobia Powell Perry's song cycle Cycle of Songs on Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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.