Besides this May

Song Cycle by Ann Marie Callaway (b. 1949)

Word count: 245

German (Deutsch) translation: Nebst diesem Mai ( Bertram Kottmann)

1. Summer for thee [sung text not yet checked]

Summer for thee grant I may be
  When summer days are flown!
Thy music still when whippoorwill
  And oriole are done!

For thee to bloom, I'll skip the tomb
  And [sow]1 my blossoms o'er!
Pray gather me, Anemone,
  Thy flower forevermore!

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Dickinson, Emily. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1924; Bartleby.com, 2000 http://www.bartleby.com/113/3040.html
1 in the Franklin edition, "row"

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

2. So set its sun in thee [sung text not yet checked]

So set its sun in thee,
What day is dark to me -
What distance far,
So I the ships may see
That touch how seldomly
Thy shore?

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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3. A Wind that rose [sung text not yet checked]

A Wind that rose
Though not a Leaf
In any Forest stirred
But with itself did cold [commune]1
Beyond the Realm of Bird —
A Wind that woke a lone Delight
Like Separation's Swell
Restored in Arctic Confidence
To the Invisible —

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 in Dickinson's letters and many editions, "engage"

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

4. Besides this May [sung text not yet checked]

Besides this May
We know
There is Another —
How fair
Our Speculations of the Foreigner!

Some know Him whom We knew —
Sweet Wonder —
A Nature be
Where Saints, and our plain going Neighbor
Keep May!

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

5. All forgot for recollecting [sung text not yet checked]

All forgot for recollecting
Just a paltry One —
All forsook, for just a Stranger's
New Accompanying —

Grace of Wealth, and Grace of Station
Less accounted than
An unknown Esteem possessing —
Estimate — Who can —

Home effaced — Her faces dwindled —
Nature — altered small —
Sun — if shone — or Storm — if shattered —
Overlooked I all —

Dropped — my fate — a timid Pebble —
In thy bolder Sea —
Prove — me — Sweet — if I regret it —
Prove Myself — of Thee —

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann