Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

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

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    Beautiful images and refreshing language in your poem. I enjoyed it immensely. :) (Report) Reply

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  • (8/29/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    Great poem (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/27/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    I am indeed a rhyme or rhythm
    I am music or melody
    I am tune or tone
    I am of me the great boon
    ........
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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