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At last ‑‑ to be identified!

Language: English

At last -- to be identified!
At last -- the Lamps upon1 [thy]2 side --
The rest of Life -- to see --

Past Midnight -- past the Morning Star --
Past Sunrise -- Ah, what Leagues there [are]2
Between our feet -- and Day!

Translation(s): FRE GER

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1 spelled "opon" in the manuscript versions.
2 in one of the two manuscript variants, Dickinson had "your"
3 in one of the two manuscript variants, Dickinson had "were".

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Endlich ‑ um erkannt zu sein!

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Endlich - um erkannt zu sein!
Endlich - im Licht, das von dir kommt,
den Rest des Lebens - sehn -

nach Mitternacht - nach Morgenstern -
nach Sonnaufgang - ach, welcher Weg
zu gehn noch - bis zum Tag1!

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Translation of title "Resurgam" = "Ich werde auferstehn"
1 Gen. 1, 5


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Text added to the website: 2017-05-09.
Last modified: 2017-05-09 17:01:04
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