I many times thought peace had come, When peace was far away; As wrecked men deem they sight the land At centre of the sea, And struggle slacker, but to prove, As hopelessly as I, How many the fictitious shores Before the harbor lie.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ernest Gold (1921 - 1999), "Peace", published 1963 [high voice and piano or orchestra], from Songs of Love and Parting [ sung text not verified ]
- by Thomas Pasatieri (b. 1945), "Reflection", published 1977. [voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
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