Our share of night to bear, Our share of morning, Our blank in bliss to fill, Our blank in scorning. Here a star, and there a star, Some lose their way. Here a mist, and there a mist, Afterwards - day!
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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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Our share of night to bear", published 1947 [SSAA chorus and piano or chamber orchestra], from From Emily's Diary [text not verified]
- by Otto Luening (1900 - 1996), "Our share of night to bear", published 1961 [medium voice and piano], from Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson [text not verified]
- by Gitta Steiner (1932 - 1990), "Our share of night to bear" [SATB chorus a cappella], from 4 Choruses of Emily Dickinson [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Mit an der Nacht zu tragen", copyright © 2016, (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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