I have no Life but this —

(1990)

"I have no Life but this —" is the fifteenth and final song in Leo Smit's song cycle The Marigold Heart. The Marigold Heart is the third 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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I have no Life but this — (poem 1398)
by Emily Dickinson


I have no Life but this —
To lead it here —
Nor any Death — but lest
Dispelled from there —


Nor tie to Earths to come —
Nor Action new —
Except through this extent —
The Realm of you —


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