This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies, And Lads and Girls; Was laughter and ability and sighing, And frocks and curls. This passive place a Summer's nimble mansion, Where Bloom and Bees Fulfilled their Oriental Circuit, Then ceased like these.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in The Single Hound, first published 1914 [author's text not yet checked 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), "This quiet Dust", 196-? [ low voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ronald A. Beckett , "This quiet Dust", 2011 [ voice and piano ], from Songs of the Spirit, no. 4 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Adolf Weiss (1891 - 1971), "A cemetery", 1928, published c1930 [ soprano and string quartet ], from Seven Songs for Soprano and String Quartet, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Questa polvere quieta", copyright © 2008, (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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