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

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