New feet within my garden go, New fingers stir the sod; A troubadour upon the elm Betrays the solitude. New children play upon the green, New weary sleep below; And still the pensive spring returns, And still the punctual snow!
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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 John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984), "New feet within my garden go", 1975 [soprano and piano], from Four Poems by Emily Dickinson, no. 1, Southern/Texas [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Gordon Getty (b. 1933), "New feet within my garden go" [soprano and piano], from The White Election - A Song Cycle for soprano and piano on 32 poems of Emily Dickinson, Part 1 : The Pensive Spring, no. 5. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Layton Kent (b. 1916), "New feet within my garden go", published 1971 [SSA chorus or TTBB chorus a cappella], from Spring Songs [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Ronald Perera (b. 1941), "New feet within my garden go", published 1976, from Five Summer Songs, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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