I Had No Time

For unaccompanied SATBBB Choir

A 6-part a cappella setting of the poem "I Had No Time To Hate" by Emily Dickinson (1830 -1886) SATBBB or Men's voices (2CnT, T, 2 Bar, Bass.) Dur. 4 - 6  minutes.  2020 (ASCAP)


I Had No Time to Hate

Emily Dickinson (1830 -1886)

I had no time to Hate –
The Grave would hinder me –
And life was not so
Ample I
Could finish – Enmity

Nor had I time to Love –
But since
Some Industry must be –
The little Toil of Love –
I thought
Be large enough for me.


This recording was made possible by a 2022 Artist Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council.