Two Birds: The Robin

The Robin is the second song from the Two Birds section of Jake Heggie's Winter Roses song cycle. The original poem was written by Emily Dickinson

Date: 2004Composer: Jake HeggieText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Winter Roses

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“The Robin”

By Emily Dickinson


The robin is the one

That interrupts the morn

With hurried, few, express reports

When March is scarcely on.


The robin is the one

That overflows the noon

With her cherubic quantity,

An April but begun.


The robin is the one

That speechless from her nest

Submits that home and certainty

And sanctity are best.

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