Emily Dickinson, Text.
High Voice and Piano, ca. 2′
Premiered by ToniAnn Notarfrancesco & Kee Poh Lim at Queens College, 1991.
Soprano Sangeetha Rayapati has anthologized my setting of Emily Dickinson’s Heart! We will forget him! in her vocal pedagogy textbook available by Inside View Press called Sing Into Your Sixties… And Beyond!
Heart! We will forget him!
You and I – tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave –
I will forget the light!
When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim!
Haste! lest while you’re lagging
I may remember him!