The daisy follows soft the sun (John Manuel Pacheco)

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Editor: John Manuel Pacheco (submitted 2013-04-04).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: The Daisy Follows Soft the Sun
Composer: John Manuel Pacheco
Lyricist: Emily Dickinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2013
Description: For SATB Chorus and Piano. Completed February 11, 2013

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Original text and translations

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The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done,
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near.
"Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?"
"Because, sir, love is sweet!"

Nature raer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets
Prodigal of blue, spending scarlet like a woman,
she’s spending scarlet and
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly
Like a lover’s words.

We are the flower, Thou the sun!
Forgive us, if as days decline,
We nearer steal to Thee,
Enamoured of the parting west,
The peace, the flight, the amethyst,
Night's possibility!