By a Departing Light

"By a Departing Light" is the third song of Libby Larsen's song cycle Chanting to Paradise, which sets the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Date: 1997Composer: Libby LarsenText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Chanting to Paradise

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By a departing light (poem 1714)
by Emily Dickinson

By a departing light
We see acuter, quite,
Than by a wick that stays.
There’s something in the flight
That clarifies the sight
And decks the rays.

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