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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

  • Rookie HILLS JEDEDIAH (9/6/2018 5:24:00 AM)

    SWEET POEM I LOVE IT.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Amrita Bhatia (8/29/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    Great poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 42,799 Points 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
    ........ (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. Music , Walter de la Mare
  4. 4. Celestial Music , Louise Gluck
  5. 5. Ancient Music , Ezra Pound
  6. 6. I Know The Music , Wilfred Owen
  7. 7. What Is Music To You? , Sylvia Chidi
  8. 8. Music Swims Back To Me , Anne Sexton
  9. 9. Broken Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  10. 10. Music, When Soft Voices Die , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  11. 11. We Are The Music-Makers , Arthur William Edgar O'Shaug ..
  12. 12. Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. 13. At A Solemn Music , John Milton
  14. 14. Music , Frank O'Hara
  15. 15. (1) Before The Music Ends , Sandra Fowler
  16. 16. Sonnet 128: How Oft, When Thou, My Music.. , William Shakespeare
  17. 17. Bagpipe Music , Louis Macneice
  18. 18. Call It Music , Philip Levine
  19. 19. To Music , Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. 20. April Music , s./j. goldner
  21. 21. Music , Wilfred Owen
  22. 22. That Music Always Round Me , Walt Whitman
  23. 23. Away With Funeral Music , Robert Louis Stevenson
  24. 24. Words For Music Perhaps , William Butler Yeats
  25. 25. Sonnet 8: Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Tho.. , William Shakespeare
  26. 26. The Music , Kathryn Thompson
  27. 27. Church Music , George Herbert
  28. 28. Better—than Music! For I—who Heard It , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) , Oscar Wilde
  30. 30. On Music , Thomas Moore
  31. 31. Secret Music , Siegfried Sassoon
  32. 32. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music , John Dryden
  33. 33. There Is A Lady Sweet And Kind, Thomas F.. , Anonymous
  34. 34. The Choir And Music Of Solitude And Sile.. , Delmore Schwartz
  35. 35. Music I Heard , Conrad Potter Aiken
  36. 36. Proud Music Of The Storm , Walt Whitman
  37. 37. Ode To Music , Joseph Warton
  38. 38. Music , .Pd. is here
  39. 39. Italian Music In Dakota , Walt Whitman
  40. 40. Song And Music , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  41. 41. Perplexed Music , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  42. 42. Master Of Music , Henry Van Dyke
  43. 43. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  44. 44. Five For Country Music , Lisel Mueller
  45. 45. ! ! Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In.. , Michael Shepherd
  46. 46. Music: An Ode , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  47. 47. To The One Of Fictive Music , Wallace Stevens
  48. 48. Music , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  49. 49. Sing -- Sing -- Music Was Given , Thomas Moore
  50. 50. War-Music , Henry Van Dyke
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