Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sonnet - 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.

Elizabeth Bishop

From Committed To Memory by John Hollander

Remembered today because of a book review on memory, Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer in the NY Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Murph: Try listening to Mumford and Sons - my new favorite band! : )