The morns are meeker than they were
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.
Translation(s): FRE GER GER ITA
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Allyson Brown Applebaum (b. 1955), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1975 [SA chorus and piano], from Songs from Emily [ sung text not verified ]
- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "The morns are meeker", 1950-60 [voice and piano], from Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 2 [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Robert F. Baksa (b. 1938), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1978 [mezzo-soprano, piano], from Emily Dickinson Songs, no. 13. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Henry Leland Clarke (1907 - 1992), "Autumn", 1979. [medium voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Richard Layton Kent (b. 1916), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1966 [SSA chorus and piano], from Autumn songs, no. 1, New York: Lawson-Gould [ sung text not verified ]
- by Eduardo Marzo (1852 - 1929), "Autumn" [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Herbst", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne...
Language: French (Français) after the English
Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient --
Les noisettes deviennent brunes --
La joue des baies est plus dodue --
La Rose est loin des villes.
L'érable porte une écharpe plus gaie --
Le champ une robe écarlate --
De crainte que je ne sois pas à la mode
Je mettrai un colifichet.
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Translations of title(s):
"The morns are meeker" = "Les matins sont plus doux "
"Autumn" = "Automne"
"The morns are meeker than they were" = "Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient"
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- a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1890 GER GER ITA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Allyson Brown Applebaum, Ernst Bacon, Robert F. Baksa, Henry Leland Clarke, Richard Layton Kent, Eduardo Marzo. Go to the text.
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