Forever is Composed of Nows

"Forever is Composed of Nows" is a song by Sally Lamb setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
The song was premiered on June 14, 2004 by Ji-Young Yang, soprano, and Kate Stevens, piano, at SongFest (Pepperdine University, California).

Date: 2004Composer: Sally LambText: Emily Dickinson

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Forever — is composed of Nows — (poem 624)
by Emily Dickinson

Forever — is composed of Nows —
‘Tis not a different time —
Except for Infiniteness —
And Latitude of Home —

From this — experienced Here —
Remove the Dates — to These —
Let Months dissolve in further Months —
And Years — exhale in Years —

Without Debate — or Pause —
Or Celebrated Days —
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Domini’s —

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