Three Poems by Emily Dickinson

Song Cycle by Jean Berger, né Arthur Schloßberg (1909 - 2002)

Word count: 127

?. Belshazzar had a letter [sung text not yet checked]

Belshazzar had a letter, -
He never had but one;
Belshazzar's correspondent
Concluded and begun
In that immortal copy
The conscience of us all
Can read without its glasses
On revelation's wall.

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?. Answer July [sung text not yet checked]

Answer July --
Where is the Bee --
Where is the Blush --
Where is the Hay? 

Ah, said July --
Where is the Seed --
Where is the Bud --
Where is the May --
Answer Thee -- Me --

Nay -- said the May --
Show me the Snow --
Show me the Bells --
Show me the Jay! 

Quibbled the Jay --
Where be the Maize --
Where be the Haze --
Where be the Bur? 
Here -- said the Year --

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?. To make a prairie [sung text not yet checked]

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, -
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.

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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: Emily Ezust [Administrator]