Have you noticed Emily Dickinson poems can be sung to "Yellow Rose of Texas?"?

BECAUSE I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, 5 And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. We passed the school where children played At wrestling... show more BECAUSE I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste, 5
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played
At wrestling in a ring; 10
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible, 15
The cornice but a mound.

Since then ’t is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity.

Try it with other Dickinson poems!

(This isn't an original observation. I heard Roy Blount mention it on NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me")
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