Summer for thee grant I may be When summer days are flown! Thy music still when whippoorwill And oriole are done! For thee to bloom, I'll skip the tomb And [sow]1 my blossoms o'er! Pray gather me, Anemone, Thy flower forevermore!
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Confirmed with Dickinson, Emily. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Boston: Little, Brown, 1924; Bartleby.com, 2000 http://www.bartleby.com/113/3040.html
1 in the Franklin edition, "row"
- 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]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Ann Marie Callaway (b. 1949), "Summer for thee", 1979 [soprano, flute, piano], from Besides this May, no. 1. [text not verified]
- by Gitta Steiner (1932 - 1990), "Summer for Thee" [SATB chorus a cappella], from 4 Choruses of Emily Dickinson [text not verified]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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