To venerate the simple days Which lead the seasons by, Needs but to remember That from you or [me]1 They may take the trifle Termed mortality! To invest existence with a stately air, Needs but to remember That the acorn there Is the egg of forests For the upper air!
E. Bacon sets stanza 1
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1 Bacon: "I"
- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Simple days", alternate title: "The simple days", published 1944, stanza 1 [voice and piano], from Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 1 [ sung text verified 1 time]
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