If it were a song, what would it sound like? Well -- maybe something like the music below? That's a song I came up with based on Dickinson's poem. The tempo? I don't have a metronome to give a specific speed -- but something on the slower more solemn side. Perhaps a little formal. : )
Let me know what you think.
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By Emily Dickinson:
After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs –
The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,
And Yesterday, or Centuries before?
The Feet, mechanical, go round –
Of Ground, or Air, or Ought –
A Wooden Way
A Quartz contentment, like a stone –
This is the Hour of Lead –
Remembered, if outlived,
As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow –
First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go –