Good Morning, Midnight

(1978)

"Good Morning, Midnight" is the first song of John Duke's Six Poems by Emily Dickinson for soprano and piano.

Good Morning, Midnight
by Emily Dickinson


Good Morning -- Midnight --
I'm coming Home --
Day -- got tired of Me --
How could I -- of Him?


Sunshine was a sweet place --
I liked to stay --
But Morn -- didn't want me -- now --
So -- Goodnight -- Day!


I can look -- can't I --
When the East is Red?
The Hills -- have a way -- then --
That puts the Heart -- abroad --


You -- are not so fair -- Midnight --
I chose -- Day --
But -- please take a little Girl --
He turned away!


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