We talked as Girls do —

(1990)

"We talked as Girls do —" is the seventh song in Leo Smit's song cycle Childe Emilie. Childe Emilie is the first of Smit's six song cycles setting the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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We talked as Girls do — (poem 586)
by Emily Dickinson


We talked as Girls do —
Fond, and late —
We speculated fair, on every subject, but the Grave —
Of ours, none affair —


We handled Destinies, as cool —
As we — Disposers — be —
And God, a Quiet Party
To our Authority —


But fondest, dwelt upon Ourself
As we eventual — be —
When Girls to Women, softly raised
We — occupy — Degree —


We parted with a contract
To cherish, and to write
But Heaven made both, impossible
Before another night.


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