Lightly stepped a yellow star To its lofty place, Loosed the Moon her silver hat From her lustral face. All of evening softly lit As an astral hall - "Father," I observed to Heaven, "You are punctual."
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in The Single Hound, first published 1914 [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "Lightly stepped a yellow star", 1985 [ soprano and piano ], from In Reverence - 5 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
- by William Keith Rogers (b. 1921), "Lightly stepped a yellow star", published 1948 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Three Songs from Emily Dickinson, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (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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