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I Am In Need Of Music - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.
Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low,
Of some song sung to rest the tired dead,
A song to fall like water on my head,
And over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow!

There is a magic made by melody:
A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool
Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep
To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
And floats forever in a moon-green pool,
Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.


Comments about I Am In Need Of Music by Elizabeth Bishop

  • Bronze Star - 2,777 Points Minnie Froh (1/20/2016 2:40:00 PM)

    elizabeth'poetry is one of my favorite (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 61,081 Points Kim Barney (3/18/2015 6:08:00 PM)

    I responded to Mark Tafel's comment, and I just noticed that it appeared in two places: with his comment and as a separate comment! So my comment below that starts with I COULDN'T AGREE MORE, I was talking to Mark. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,892 Points John Richter (3/18/2015 8:25:00 AM)

    Elizabeth is by far one of my favorite poets, but her poems are not like poems to me. They transcend words, thoughts, or emotions and rip into me the impression of this completely beautiful soul.... It is like no other poet I have ever known. She often described herself as a lesbian poet but I think that falls way short of who she really was. Her vision, her loveliness was sexless to me, using her mind and pen to wrap my own soul into a warm blanket where I think making love to her is the closest physical thing that can be used to describe the intimacy and breadth of her soul and expression.... Saying that I love Elizabeth Bishop is merely placating words to describe a feeling which is indescribable. Sad though, that it must suffice. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 11 Points Vladimir Petani (4/1/2016 6:18:00 AM)

    Nice comment John. I have to say though, that she accepted her lesibianism but she never accepted that her poetry should be judged based on gender or sexual orientation.

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Poems About Music

  1. 1. I Am In Need Of Music , Elizabeth Bishop
  2. 2. We Are The Music-Makers , Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  3. 3. Dirge Without Music , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  4. 4. Celestial Music , Louise Gluck
  5. 5. Music , Walter de la Mare
  6. 6. Music Swims Back To Me , Anne Sexton
  7. 7. Ancient Music , Ezra Pound
  8. 8. Music, When Soft Voices Die , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  9. 9. I Know The Music , Wilfred Owen
  10. 10. Broken Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  11. 11. What Is Music To You? , Sylvia Chidi
  12. 12. (1) Before The Music Ends , Sandra Fowler
  13. 13. Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music.. , William Shakespeare
  14. 14. Music , Frank O'Hara
  15. 15. Bagpipe Music , Louis Macneice
  16. 16. At A Solemn Music , John Milton
  17. 17. Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. April Music , s./j. goldner
  19. 19. Church Music , George Herbert
  20. 20. Words For Music Perhaps , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. The Music , Kathryn Thompson
  22. 22. To Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  23. 23. Sonnet 8: Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Tho.. , William Shakespeare
  24. 24. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  25. 25. Music , Wilfred Owen
  26. 26. On Music , Thomas Moore
  27. 27. Music I Heard , Conrad Potter Aiken
  28. 28. That Music Always Round Me , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. Call It Music , Philip Levine
  30. 30. Music , .Pd. is here
  31. 31. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music , John Dryden
  32. 32. Proud Music Of The Storm , Walt Whitman
  33. 33. The Choir And Music Of Solitude And Sile.. , Delmore Schwartz
  34. 34. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  35. 35. Secret Music , Siegfried Sassoon
  36. 36. Better—than Music! For I—who Heard It , Emily Dickinson
  37. 37. Five For Country Music , Lisel Mueller
  38. 38. Italian Music In Dakota , Walt Whitman
  39. 39. Song And Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  40. 40. There Is A Lady Sweet And Kind, Thomas F.. , Anonymous
  41. 41. Master Of Music , Henry Van Dyke
  42. 42. Perplexed Music , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  43. 43. ! ! Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In.. , Michael Shepherd
  44. 44. Transcription Of Organ Music , Allen Ginsberg
  45. 45. Music , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  46. 46. Music: An Ode , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  47. 47. Sing -- Sing -- Music Was Given , Thomas Moore
  48. 48. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
  49. 49. Music To Me Is Like Days , Les Murray
  50. 50. Water Music , Robert Creeley
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