Departed — to the Judgment —

(1990)

"Departed — to the Judgment —" is the eighteenth and final song in Leo Smit's song cycle Beyond Circumference. Beyond Circumference is the fourth of Smit's six song cycles setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

For more information about Leo Smit's Emily Dickinson song cycles, please visit the pages for The Ecstatic Pilgrimage and Leo Smit.

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Departed — to the Judgment — (poem 524)
by Emily Dickinson


Departed to the judgment,
A mighty afternoon ;
Great clouds like ushers leaning,
Creation looking on.


The flesh surrendered, cancelled,
The bodiless begun ;
Two worlds, like audiences, disperse
And leave the soul alone.


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