How the Waters Closed

"How the Waters Closed" is the second song in Lee Hoiby's song cycle Four Dickinson Songs of 1988.

Date: 1988Composer: Lee HoibyText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

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How the Waters closed above Him (923)
by Emily Dickinson

How the Waters closed above Him
We shall never know —
How He stretched His Anguish to us
That — is covered too —

Spreads the Pond Her Base of Lilies
Bold above the Boy
Whose unclaimed Hat and Jacket
Sum the History —

Sheet Music

Four Dickinson Songs

Composer(s): Lee Hoiby

Voice Type: High

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