That first Day, when you praised Me, Sweet

"That first Day, when you praised Me, Sweet" is the ninth song in Leo Smit's song cycle The Marigold Heart. The Marigold Heart is the third of Smit's six song cycles setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

For more information about Leo Smit's Emily Dickinson song cycles, please visit the pages for The Ecstatic Pilgrimage and Leo Smit.

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Date: 1990Composer: Leo SmitText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: The Marigold Heart

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That first Day, when you praised Me, Sweet (poem 659)
by Emily Dickinson

That first Day, when you praised Me, Sweet,
And said that I was strong —
And could be mighty, if I liked —
That Day — the Days among —

Glows Central — like a Jewel
Between Diverging Golds —
The Minor One — that gleamed behind —
And Vaster — of the World’s.

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