Imitation (Jonathan Adams)

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  • CPDL #06901:     
Editor: Jonathan Adams (submitted 2004-04-07).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 172 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Imitation
Composer: Jonathan Adams
Lyricist: Edgar Allan Poe

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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A dark unfathomed tide
Of interminable pride,
A mystery and a dream,
Should my early life seem;
I say that dream was fraught
With a wild and waking thought
Of beings that have been,
Which my spirit hath not seen.
Had I let them pass me by,
With a dreaming eye!
Let none of earth inherit
That vision of my spirit;
Those thoughts I would control,
As a spell upon his soul:
For that bright hope at last
And that light time have past,
And my worldly rest hath gone
With a sigh as it passed on.