Eden

(1952)

"Eden" is the fifth song of Ernst Bacon's song cycle Quiet Airs. The song sets the poetry of Emily Dickinson

Eden

Come slowly - Eden! (poem 211)
by Emily Dickinson


Come slowly - Eden!
Lips unused to Thee -
Bashful - sip they Jessamines -
as the fainting Bee -
Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums -
Counts his nectars -
Enters - and is lost in Balms.


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