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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 - 2,893 Points Minnie Froh (1/20/2016 2:40:00 PM)

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

    7 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 72,964 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 - 7,007 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. Dirge Without Music , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  3. 3. Celestial Music , Louise Gluck
  4. 4. Music , Walter de la Mare
  5. 5. I Know The Music , Wilfred Owen
  6. 6. Ancient Music , Ezra Pound
  7. 7. Music Swims Back To Me , Anne Sexton
  8. 8. Music, When Soft Voices Die , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  9. 9. Broken Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  10. 10. What Is Music To You? , Sylvia Chidi
  11. 11. We Are The Music-Makers , Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  12. 12. Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music.. , William Shakespeare
  13. 13. (1) Before The Music Ends , Sandra Fowler
  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. Words For Music Perhaps , William Butler Yeats
  19. 19. To Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. 20. April Music , s./j. goldner
  21. 21. Sonnet 8: Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Tho.. , William Shakespeare
  22. 22. The Music , Kathryn Thompson
  23. 23. The Choir And Music Of Solitude And Sile.. , Delmore Schwartz
  24. 24. Music , Wilfred Owen
  25. 25. Call It Music , Philip Levine
  26. 26. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  27. 27. Secret Music , Siegfried Sassoon
  28. 28. That Music Always Round Me , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. Music I Heard , Conrad Potter Aiken
  30. 30. Church Music , George Herbert
  31. 31. On Music , Thomas Moore
  32. 32. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music , John Dryden
  33. 33. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  34. 34. Proud Music Of The Storm , Walt Whitman
  35. 35. Better—than Music! For I—who Heard It , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. Master Of Music , Henry Van Dyke
  37. 37. Music , .Pd. is here
  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. To The One Of Fictive Music , Wallace Stevens
  42. 42. Perplexed Music , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  43. 43. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  44. 44. Music To Me Is Like Days , Les Murray
  45. 45. Five For Country Music , Lisel Mueller
  46. 46. ! ! Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In.. , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. Music , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  48. 48. War Music [down On Your Knees, Achilles] , Christopher Logue
  49. 49. Music: An Ode , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  50. 50. Sing -- Sing -- Music Was Given , Thomas Moore
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