You left me - [Sire]1 - two legacies, - A legacy of love A Heavenly Father would content, Had He the offer of; You left me boundaries of pain Capacious as the sea, Between eternity and time, Your consciousness and me.
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1 Pasatiri: "sweet"
- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems of Emily Dickinson, first published 1890 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Two legacies", 195-? [text not verified]
- by Thomas Pasatieri (b. 1945), "You left me, sweet, two legacies", published 1976 [soprano, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano], from Far from love, no. 11. [text not verified]
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