My River

Composer James Else, poet Emily Dickinson

My River by Emily Dickinson

My River runs to thee -
Blue Sea - Wilt welcome me?

My River wait reply.
Oh Sea - look graciously!

I'll fetch thee Brooks
From spotted nooks -

Say Sea - take Me?

Dickinson’s poem explores themes of love and nature, with the lover's affection mirrored by the river’s inexorable journey to the sea. This setting aims to echo the uncertainty of whether their desires will be requited, consumed or possibly both.