Shall I give your regards to Broadway, — now that I am here within hailing distance of it? To any question that you might raise concerning my presence in this locality I could only answer, “I’m here because I’m here because I’m here.” And I might add that I expect to take a few courses at Columbia this semester. Yesterday I got a note from Sara Teasdale, inviting me to take tea with her. Whaddayouknowaboutthat! The news of my arrival has sprud clean from here to East 29th Street! How do I like New York? O, inexpressibly! Yes, the Public Library is! No, the subway isn’t! O, the St. Patrick Cathedral! — Quite too sweet, I assure you! And the view — charming, charming! So many roofs and things, you know; warships, and chimneys, and brewery signs — so inspiring! Yes, to the Madison Avenue Presbyterian! Dr. Coffin is wonderful. O, my dear, — tremendous!
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), written 1913 [author's text not yet checked 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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "To Arthur Davison Ficke", 1993, first performed 1995 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from Letters from Edna -- 8 songs for Mezzo and Piano, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
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