Is There Such a Thing as Day?

(1944)

"Is There Such a Thing as Day?" sets a title-less poem by Emily Dickinson, the verse first published in 1891. The song can be found in the Classical Vocal Reprint's 2002 Edition Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 1 by Ernst Bacon as the first song.

Will there really be a morning?
by Emily Dickinson


Will there really be a morning?
Is there such a thing as day?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?


Has it feet like water-lilies?
Has it feathers like a bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?


Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor!
Oh, some wise man from the skies!
Please to tell a little pilgrim
Where the place called morning lies!


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