In This Short Life

"In This Short Life" is the second 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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In this short Life (1287)
by Emily Dickinson

In this short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much — how little — is
Within our power

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