Please support your favorite classical music

Donate

Support Composers Datebook

Take two minutes to support your daily two minutes of classical history
Donate

Support Performance Today

Performances you love, powered by you
Donate

Support Pipedreams today

Support your love of the King of Instruments
Donate

Support SymphonyCast today

Bring the symphony into your home
Donate

Choral

A community of voices.

Listen to Lumina's 'We Grow Accustomed to the Dark'

Lumina Courtesy of the artist

Listen to a recording of Lumina's performance of "We Grow Accustomed to the Dark," with music by Linda Kachelmeier and text by Emily Dickinson.

We Grow Accustomed to the Dark

We grow accustomed to the Dark
When Light is put away
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp
To witness her Goodbye

A Moment — We uncertain step
For newness of the night
Then — fit our Vision to the Dark
And meet the Road - erect

And so of larger — Darknesses
Those Evenings of the Brain
When not a Moon disclose a sign
Or Star — come out- within

The Bravest — grope a little
And sometimes hit a Tree
Directly in the Forehead
But as they learn to see

Either the Darkness alters
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight
And Life steps almost straight.

Before you go...

Thank you for choosing YourClassical as your go-to for your classical music. In addition to the variety of music streams we have, we’re proud to offer features like the one you’re reading right now. Help us continue to give you what you love by making a gift today, in support of YourClassical.