The Little Stone

(1952)

"The Little Stone" is found in Ernst Bacon's collection Songs from Emily Dickinson: Nature Time and Space - Volume 2. "The Little Stone" is also the sixth song of Ernst Bacon's song cycle Quiet Airs. The song sets the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

How happy is the little Stone (poem 1510)
by Emily Dickinson


How happy is the little Stone
That rambles in the Road alone,
And doesn't care about Careers
And Exigencies never fears —
Whose Coat of elemental Brown
A passing Universe put on,
And independent as the Sun
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute Decree
In casual simplicity —


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