I dwell in possibility

SSA, piano

I dwell in possibility is a setting of the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name. It was commissioned by the Seattle Girls Choir for their middle school treble choir, in celebration of their 30th Anniversary in 2013.

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Program Note

I dwell in possibility is a setting of the poem by Emily Dickinson.

Text

I dwell in Possibility —
A fairer House than Prose —
More numerous of Windows —
Superior — for Doors —

Of Chambers as the Cedars —
Impregnable of Eye —
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky —

Of Visitors — the fairest —
For Occupation — This —
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise —

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