Out of Sight?

(1997)

"Out of Sight?" is the fourth and final song of Libby Larsen's song cycle Chanting to Paradise, which sets the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Out of sight? What of that?
by Emily Dickinson


Out of sight? What of that?
See the Bird — reach it!
Curve by Curve — Sweep by Sweep —
Round the Steep Air —
Danger! What is that to Her?
Better 'tis to fail — there —
Than debate — here —


Blue is Blue — the World through —
Amber — Amber — Dew — Dew —
Seek — Friend — and see —
Heaven is shy of Earth — that's all —
Bashful Heaven — thy Lovers small —
Hide — too — from thee —


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