Sept Poèmes d'Emily Dickinson

Song Cycle by Philippe Hersant (b. 1948)

Word count: 132

1. February hour [sung text checked 1 time]

White as an Indian Pipe
Red as a Cardinal Flower
Fabulous as a Moon at Noon
February Hour --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Heure de Février", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

2. Summer is away [sung text checked 1 time]

There comes a warning like a spy
A shorter breath of Day
A stealing that is not a stealth
And [Summers are]1 away --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'été est loin", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Hersant: "Summer is"

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3. Wise Orion [sung text checked 1 time]

Follow [wise]1 Orion
Till you [waste]2 your Eye --
Dazzlingly decamping
He is just as high --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Note: one version of this poem begins with the text Echo has no Magistrate, followed by the text above with two changes: 1 "fine" and 2 "furl".

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

4. Time [sung text checked 1 time]

Too happy Time dissolves itself
And leaves no remnant by --
'Tis Anguish not a Feather hath
Or too much weight to fly --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Moment", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

5. Little hive [sung text checked 1 time]

Within that little Hive
Such Hints of Honey lay
As made Reality a Dream
And Dreams, Reality --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Petite ruche", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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6. The Son of Ecstasy [sung text checked 1 time]

A Sloop of Amber slips away
Upon an Ether Sea, 
and wrecks in Peace a Purple Tar, --
The Son of Ecstasy --

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le Fils de l'Extase", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

7. Auroral Light [sung text checked 1 time]

Morning is due to all --
To some -- the Night --
To an imperial few --
The Auroral Light --

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Lumière de l'Aurore", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]