I Died For Beauty

"I Died For Beauty" is the third song of Simon Sargon's Intimations of Mortality, which sets the poetry of various poets.

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Date: 2000Composer: Simon SargonText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Intimations of Mortality

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I Died For Beauty (poem 449)
by Emily Dickinson

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed ?
“For beauty,” I replied.
“And I for truth, — the two are one ;
We brethren are,” he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

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