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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

  • Gold Star - 97,698 Points Robert Murray Smith (2/7/2017 5:51:00 PM)

    All encompassing music transposed into poetry.++10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,873 Points Tom Allport (1/7/2017 5:54:00 AM)

    music? music is all around us we just need to listen harder to hear it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 87 Points Jerome Pindell (12/11/2016 9:15:00 AM)

    Lovely! This poem captures the emotional, visceral experience of music. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Music

  1. 1. I Am In Need Of Music , Elizabeth Bishop
  2. 2. Ancient Music , Ezra Pound
  3. 3. Dirge Without Music , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  4. 4. Music , Walter de la Mare
  5. 5. Celestial Music , Louise Gluck
  6. 6. Music, When Soft Voices Die , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  7. 7. Broken Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  8. 8. We Are The Music-Makers , Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  9. 9. Bagpipe Music , Louis Macneice
  10. 10. Music Swims Back To Me , Anne Sexton
  11. 11. I Know The Music , Wilfred Owen
  12. 12. Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. 13. Music , Frank O'Hara
  14. 14. To Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  15. 15. At A Solemn Music , John Milton
  16. 16. Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music.. , William Shakespeare
  17. 17. What Is Music To You? , Sylvia Chidi
  18. 18. Words For Music Perhaps , William Butler Yeats
  19. 19. Call It Music , Philip Levine
  20. 20. Music , Wilfred Owen
  21. 21. That Music Always Round Me , Walt Whitman
  22. 22. Church Music , George Herbert
  23. 23. Sonnet 8: Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Tho.. , William Shakespeare
  24. 24. The Choir And Music Of Solitude And Sile.. , Delmore Schwartz
  25. 25. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  26. 26. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  27. 27. Song And Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  28. 28. Better—than Music! For I—who Heard It , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. Master Of Music , Henry Van Dyke
  30. 30. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music , John Dryden
  31. 31. On Music , Thomas Moore
  32. 32. Proud Music Of The Storm , Walt Whitman
  33. 33. Italian Music In Dakota , Walt Whitman
  34. 34. (1) Before The Music Ends , Sandra Fowler
  35. 35. Perplexed Music , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  36. 36. Secret Music , Siegfried Sassoon
  37. 37. The Music , Kathryn Thompson
  38. 38. Five For Country Music , Lisel Mueller
  39. 39. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  40. 40. To The One Of Fictive Music , Wallace Stevens
  41. 41. Music I Heard , Conrad Potter Aiken
  42. 42. Music , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  43. 43. Music: An Ode , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  44. 44. Sing -- Sing -- Music Was Given , Thomas Moore
  45. 45. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
  46. 46. Transcription Of Organ Music , Allen Ginsberg
  47. 47. Music To Me Is Like Days , Les Murray
  48. 48. There Is A Lady Sweet And Kind, Thomas F.. , Anonymous
  49. 49. Stanzas For Music: There's Not A Joy The.. , George Gordon Byron
  50. 50. Yes, The Fish Music , Richard Brautigan
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