The Martyr Poets — did not tell —

"The Martyr Poets — did not tell —" is the third song in Leo Smit's song cycle The White Diadem. The White Diadem is the last of Smit's six song cycles setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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Date: 1990Composer: Leo SmitText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: The White Diadem

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The Martyr Poets — did not tell — (poem 544)
by Emily Dickinson

The Martyr Poets — did not tell —
But wrought their Pang in syllable —
That when their mortal name be numb —
Their mortal fate — encourage Some —

The Martyr Painters — never spoke —
Bequeathing — rather — to their Work —
That when their conscious fingers cease —
Some seek in Art — the Art of Peace —

Sheet Music

The White Diadem

Composer(s): Leo Smit

Song(s): 1. I reckon - when I count at all
2. I dwell in Possibility
3. The Martyr Poets - did not tell
4. The Poets light but Lamps
5. I would not paint - a picture
6. To pile like Thunder to its close
7. Me - come! My dazzled face

Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano

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