Our Share of Night to Bear


"Our share of night to bear" is the first song of Otto Luening's Nine Songs to Poems of Emily Dickinson.

Our Share of Night to Bear
by Emily Dickinson

Our share of night to bear,
Our share of morning,
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning.

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way.
Here a mist, and there a mist,
Afterwards - day!

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