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Poor little heart! Did they forget thee? Then dinna care! Then dinna care! Proud little heart! Did they forsake thee? Be debonair! Be debonair! Frail little heart! I would not break thee: Could'st credit me? Could'st credit me? Gay little heart! Like morning glory Thou'll wilted be; thou'll wilted be!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Poor little heart!", 1940-44, published 1944 [ high voice and piano ], from Five Poems by Emily Dickinson, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert F. Baksa (b. 1938), "Poor little heart!", published 1978 [ mezzo-soprano, piano ], from Emily Dickinson Songs, no. 11 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Clarence Dickinson (1873 - 1969), "Poor little heart!", published 1897 [ voice and piano ], from Six Songs [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956), "Poor little heart!", first performed 2000 [ soprano and piano ], from Too Few the Mornings Be. Eleven Songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 7, Carl Fischer Music [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , no title, copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Trauriges Herz! Vergaßen sie dich? Ärger dich nicht! Ärger dich nicht! Hoffärtig Herz! Verließen sie dich!? Hab Zuversicht! Hab Zuversicht! Fragiles Herz! Nie breche ich dich: Baust du auf mich? Baust du auf mich? Heiteres Herz! Wie Windengewächs welkst du dahin; welkst du dahin!
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "Poor little heart!" = "Trauriges Herz!"
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- a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-22
Line count: 12
Word count: 44