How still the bells in steeples stand, Till, swollen with the sky, They leap upon their silver feet In frantic melody!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "How still the bells", alternate title: "The bells", c1931, published 1931 [voice and piano], from the collection Songs from Emily Dickinson [text verified 1 time]
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