This was in the white of the year, That was in the green, Drifts were as difficult then to think As daisies now to be seen. Looking back is best that is left, Or if it be before, Retrospection is prospect's half, Sometimes almost more.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1924 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Thomas Pasatieri (b. 1945), "This was in the white of the year", published 1976 [soprano, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano], from Far from love, no. 9. [text not verified]
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