I have no life but this, To lead it here; Nor any death, but lest Dispelled from there; Nor tie to earths to come, Nor action new, Except through this extent, The realm of you.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 [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 Thomas Pasatieri (b. 1945), "I have no life but this", published 1976 [soprano, clarinet, violin, violoncello, and piano], from Far from love, no. 3. [text not verified]
- by David Sisco , "I have no life but this", 2007 [soprano and piano], from Love is..., no. 6. [text not verified]
- by Gitta Steiner (1932 - 1990), "I have no life but this" [SATB chorus a cappella], from 4 Choruses of Emily Dickinson [text not verified]
- by George Theophilus Walker (b. 1922), "I have no life but this" [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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