How the Waters Closed

(1988)

"How the Waters Closed" is the second song in Lee Hoiby's song cycle Four Dickinson Songs of 1988.

How the Waters closed above Him (923)
by Emily Dickinson


How the Waters closed above Him
We shall never know —
How He stretched His Anguish to us
That — is covered too —


Spreads the Pond Her Base of Lilies
Bold above the Boy
Whose unclaimed Hat and Jacket
Sum the History —


Audio PLaylist

Videos