Savior! I've no one else to tell -- And so I trouble thee. I am the one forgot thee so -- Dost thou remember me? Nor, for myself, I came so far -- That were the little load -- I brought thee the imperial Heart I had not strength to hold -- The Heart I carried in my own -- Till mine too heavy grew -- Yet -- strangest -- heavier since it went -- Is it too large for you?
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Further poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1929 [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), "Savior", alternate title: "The imperial heart", c1931, published 1931 [voice and piano], from Songs from Emily Dickinson [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by David Leisner (b. 1958), "Savior! I've no one else to tell", 1986 [voice and piano or guitar], from Confiding, no. 1. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Set in a modified version by Donald Grantham.
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2004-05-30
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