The Mountain sat upon the Plain

(1990)

"The Mountain sat upon the Plain" is the first song in Leo Smit's song cycle Tinted Mountains. Tinted Mountains is the fifth 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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The Mountain sat upon the Plain (poem 975)
by Emily Dickinson


The Mountain sat upon the Plain
In his tremendous Chair —
His observation omnifold,
His inquest, everywhere —


The Seasons played around his knees
Like Children round a sire —
Grandfather of the Days is He
Of Dawn, the Ancestor —


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