Heaven is what I cannot reach! The apple on the tree, Provided it do hopeless hang, That "heaven" is, to me. The color on the cruising cloud, The interdicted ground Behind the hill, the house behind,- There Paradise is found! Her teazing Purples - Afternoons - The credulous - decoy - Enamored - of the Conjuror - That spurned us - Yesterday!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title [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 Dace Aperans (b. 1953), "Heaven is what I cannot reach!", 1994, from Three Songs with poems by Emily Dickinson, no. 3 [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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