The bustle in a house The morning after death Is solemnest of industries Enacted upon earth, - The sweeping up the heart, And putting love away We shall not want to use again Until eternity.
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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 Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "The bustle in a house", 2010 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from Of Time and Eternity, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by William Bolcom (b. 1938), "The bustle in a house", 1990, first performed 1991 [ mezzo-soprano and piano ], from I Will Breath a Mountain: A Song Cycle from American Women Poets, no. 8 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Norman Dinerstein (b. 1937), "The bustle in a house", published 1961 [ soprano and string quartet ], from Four Settings for Soprano and String Quartet, no. 2, New York, Boosey & Hawkes [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956), "The bustle in a house", first performed 2000 [ soprano and piano ], from Too Few the Mornings Be. Eleven Songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 3, Carl Fischer Music [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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