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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

  • Freshman - 602 Points Kamiel Chè (9/17/2017 11:52:00 PM)

    well done rhythm, has a Keatsean ring to it. The second strophe is very strong to my ear. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,888 Points Cheryl Tutaan (5/14/2017 1:21:00 PM)

    Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.

    I am in need of music too...Beautiful piece...thanks for sharing... a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,924 Points Spock The Vegan (5/7/2017 10:34:00 AM)

    Not bad, but I liked The Fish better. (Report) Reply

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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. Ancient Music , Ezra Pound
  5. 5. I Know The Music , Wilfred Owen
  6. 6. Music , Walter de la Mare
  7. 7. Music, When Soft Voices Die , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  8. 8. Music Swims Back To Me , Anne Sexton
  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. (1) Before The Music Ends , Sandra Fowler
  13. 13. Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  14. 14. Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music.. , William Shakespeare
  15. 15. Music , Frank O'Hara
  16. 16. Call It Music , Philip Levine
  17. 17. Bagpipe Music , Louis Macneice
  18. 18. At A Solemn Music , John Milton
  19. 19. April Music , s./j. goldner
  20. 20. To Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. 21. Sonnet 8: Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Tho.. , William Shakespeare
  22. 22. That Music Always Round Me , Walt Whitman
  23. 23. Words For Music Perhaps , William Butler Yeats
  24. 24. The Music , Kathryn Thompson
  25. 25. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. 26. On Music , Thomas Moore
  27. 27. Music , Wilfred Owen
  28. 28. Music I Heard , Conrad Potter Aiken
  29. 29. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  30. 30. Church Music , George Herbert
  31. 31. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music , John Dryden
  32. 32. Secret Music , Siegfried Sassoon
  33. 33. Better—than Music! For I—who Heard It , Emily Dickinson
  34. 34. Music , .Pd. is here
  35. 35. Music To Me Is Like Days , Les Murray
  36. 36. Proud Music Of The Storm , Walt Whitman
  37. 37. Italian Music In Dakota , Walt Whitman
  38. 38. Song And Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  39. 39. There Is A Lady Sweet And Kind, Thomas F.. , Anonymous
  40. 40. Perplexed Music , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  41. 41. Master Of Music , Henry Van Dyke
  42. 42. The Choir And Music Of Solitude And Sile.. , Delmore Schwartz
  43. 43. Five For Country Music , Lisel Mueller
  44. 44. ! ! Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In.. , Michael Shepherd
  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. Yes, The Fish Music , Richard Brautigan
  50. 50. To The One Of Fictive Music , Wallace Stevens
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