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The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry's cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I'll put a trinket on.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1890 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Allyson Brown Applebaum (b. 1955), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1975 [SA chorus and piano], from Songs from Emily [ sung text not verified ]
- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "The morns are meeker", 1950-60 [voice and piano], from Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 2 [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Robert F. Baksa (b. 1938), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1978 [mezzo-soprano, piano], from Emily Dickinson Songs, no. 13. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Henry Leland Clarke (1907 - 1992), "Autumn", 1979. [medium voice, piano] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Richard Layton Kent (b. 1916), "The morns are meeker than they were", published 1966 [SSA chorus and piano], from Autumn songs, no. 1, New York: Lawson-Gould [ sung text not verified ]
- by Eduardo Marzo (1852 - 1929), "Autumn" [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Herbst", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 44
Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient -- Les noisettes deviennent brunes -- La joue des baies est plus dodue -- La Rose est loin des villes. L'érable porte une écharpe plus gaie -- Le champ une robe écarlate -- De crainte que je ne sois pas à la mode Je mettrai un colifichet.
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Translations of title(s):
"The morns are meeker" = "Les matins sont plus doux "
"Autumn" = "Automne"
"The morns are meeker than they were" = "Les matins sont plus doux qu'ils ne l'étaient"
- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2017 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1890
This text was added to the website: 2017-01-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 50