She died, - this was the way she died; And when her breath was done, Took up her simple wardrobe And started for the sun. Her little figure at the gate The angels must have spied, Since I could never find her Upon the mortal side.
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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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "At the gate", alternate title: "She died", 195-? [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Lori Laitman (b. 1955), "She died", 1996 [soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano], from Four Dickinson Songs, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
- by Robert E. Ward (b. 1917), "Vanished", published 1951. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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