Extol thee — could I? Then I will

"Extol thee — could I? Then I will" is the fifth song in Leo Smit's song cycle The Marigold Heart. The Marigold Heart is the third 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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Date: 1990Composer: Leo SmitText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: The Marigold Heart

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Extol thee — could I? Then I will (poem 1643)
by Emily Dickinson

Extol thee — could I? Then I will
By saying nothing new —
But just the truest truth
That thou art heavenly.

Perceiving thee is evidence
That we are of the sky
Partaking thee a guaranty
Of immortality

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