I Am in Need of Music

  &   | February 06,2013 06:15 pm IST


     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.