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Heart, we will forget him

Language: English

Heart, we will forget him
You and I, tonight.
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me,
That I [my thoughts may dim]1;
Haste! lest while you're lagging,
I may remember him!


Translation(s): CAT FRE GER ITA

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1 another version (Dickinson): "may straight begin"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mon cœur, nous l'oublierons", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Cor, l’oblidarem", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Cuore, lo dimenticheremo

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Cuore, lo dimenticheremo,
tu ed io, questa notte.
Tu potrai scordarne il calore,
io ne dimenticherò la luce.

Quando hai finito dimmelo, ti prego,
così che possa dimenticare anch'io;
Svelto! perché se tardi a farlo
potrei ricordarlo!


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Based on
  • a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 CAT FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Robert F. Baksa, Aaron Copland, John Woods Duke, Rudolf Escher, Arthur Farwell, Scott Gendel, David Sisco, Russell Smith, Gitta Steiner. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2011-09-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:34
Line count: 8
Word count: 37