Little Willow (slayground) wrote,
Little Willow
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Poetry Friday: I Am in Need of Music

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 by Elizabeth Bishop

Thanks to Aubrey for introducing me to Bishop's poetry.

Sorry that I wasn't able to post this morning, but I just got home from work.
Tags: poetry friday
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