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The Secret Sits, a Singable, Illustrated Poem by Robert Frost (with a little tune by me)

Posted on: April 16, 2013

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The Secret Sits
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune by  Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration Assembled by  Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
the secret sits robert frost sbwe
Sing the tune with Emily, here:

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The Secret Sits
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
the-secret-sits-robert-frost-sbwe-w-chords

Sing with Emily, here:

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THE SECRET SITS
Poem by Robert Frost

We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.

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poems to learn by heart
Poems to Learn by Heart
Collected by Caroline Kennedy
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Jon J Muth

I just found this poem in POEMS TO LEARN BY HEART, a collection of poetry compiled by Caroline Kennedy and gorgeously illustrated with watercolor paintings by Jon J Muth. A tune came to me for this little verse. I’m sorry to remember reading somewhere that Robert Frost did not particularly like his poetry being set to music. I’m not a composer, but little tunes do come to me sometimes and I can’t help it. When something comes, I’ve a compulsion to share. At any rate, I hope Mr. Frost will forgive me and you will enjoy the little tune…

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Sing the tune with Emily, here:
https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/secret-sits-robert-frost-tune

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This poem is an example of a COUPLET.

A couplet is one of the shortest forms of poetry, consisting of two successive lines of verse that usually rhyme, have the same meter, and often form a complete thought.

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TWO SCRATCH VOCALS FOR THIS SONG BY EMILY

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a capella:

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Emily’s scratch vocal with guitar:

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Related Posts

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The Secret Sits, a song sheet with chords
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/the-secret-sits-a-song-sheet-with-chords/

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The Secret Sits, scratch vocal with guitar by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/a-scratch-vocal-for-the-tune-emily-concocted-for-the-secret-sits/

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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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ROBERT FROST
Singable Illustrated Poems by Robert Frost
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/robert-frost-singable-illustrated-poems-by-robert-frost/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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