Papa above!

(1990)

"Papa above!" is the sixth song in Leo Smit's song cycle Childe Emilie. Childe Emilie is the first 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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Papa above! (poem 61)
by Emily Dickinson


Papa above!
Regard a Mouse
O'erpowered by the Cat!
Reserve within thy kingdom
A "Mansion" for the Rat!


Snug in seraphic Cupboards
To nibble all the day
While unsuspecting Cycles
Wheel solemnly away!


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