The earth has many keys

"The earth has many keys" is the third and final song in Steve Heitzeg's song cycle Three Graces for Hildur, which sets the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Date: 1997Composer: Steve HeitzegText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Three Graces for Hildur

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Excerpt from “Further in Summer than the Birds -” (poem 1068)
by Emily Dickinson

The Earth has many keys –
Where Melody is not
Is the Unknown Peninsula –
Beauty – is Nature’s Fact –

But Witness for Her Land –
And Witness for Her Sea –
The Cricket is Her utmost
Of Elegy, to Me –

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