by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

I sing to use the waiting
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
I sing to use the waiting, 
My bonnet but to tie, 
And shut the door unto my house; 
No more to do have I, 
Till, his best step approaching,
We journey to the day, 
And tell each other how we sang 
To keep the dark away.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ton van der Steenhoven

This text was added to the website: 2010-03-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 46