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.

by Elizabeth Bishop

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Comments (5)

Such a lovely poem that brings joy and glory to those even who are not Christians. It's a magic of the poet.
Beautiful narrative poem depicting the glorious story of Kings of kings and Lord of lords. A well articulated poem written with spiritual insight. Thanks for sharing.
'Oh, Father of the Heaven Forgive their sin For they know not as sin What they've done.' ~ I was waiting for these tearing lines...'Hate the sin not the Sinner.'..was His say...indeed brief and very authentic Bio of Lord Jesus we get from you and as always you've [read God] made you intrument to write many such noble sacred poem... I sincerely thanks you Sir for you effots to spread all these Eternal Truths the summum bonum [The supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived] Regards Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10 PS By the way I've heard some 12 years if Lord Jesus' life's account is not known...can you help me Sir? Clicked as MPL n
It's a good write up. This is the truth. I love it.
An enjoyable and epic write; loved the strong (and truthful) ending!