I Am In Need Of Music Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

I Am In Need Of Music

Rating: 3.9

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.

I Am In Need Of Music
Kristen Sette 28 October 2008

can someone explain this poem to me! ! i dont get it that much and i have to know what it means!

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Eric Mumford 27 November 2005

This reminds me of a perfect cinnamon-donut.

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Daniel Jones 24 February 2017

beautiful visual descriptions, wonderful poem. Thank you

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ur mom 09 May 2018

is gay! nvm i dont know ur mom

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McStressed 31 October 2018

which one (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 September 2021

My favourite great poetess, most beautiful poem, best end rhymes.5 Stars full

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 September 2021

Beautiful poem adorned with great imagery and nice rhyme.

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Acaip güzel siir 29 January 2021

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Crystal Pierce 28 January 2021

I love this. It has the low calming vibe when I read it. It is relatable.

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MarcelleWebster 28 January 2021


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Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop

Worcester, Massachusetts
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