MUSIC POEMS

Another Fragment To Music
No, Music, thou art not the 'food of Love.'
Unless Love feeds upon its own sweet self,
Till it becomes all Music murmurs of.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Street Music
There's a band in the street, there's a band in the street.
It will play you a tune for a pennyĆ¢??
It will play you a tune, you a tune, you a tune,
And you, though you haven't got any,
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Lesbia Harford
The Power Of Music
Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain-tops that freeze,
Bow themselves when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
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John Fletcher
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Walter de la Mare
Song And Music
O leave your hand where it lies cool
Upon the eyes whose lids are hot:
Its rosy shade is bountiful
Of silence, and assuages thought.
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Secret Music
I keep such music in my brain
No din this side of death can quell;
Glory exulting over pain,
And beauty, garlanded in hell.
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Siegfried Sassoon
Strings In The Earth And Air
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Strings in the earth and air
Make music sweet;
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James Joyce
Advertisement
But where are we going
carefree be carefree
when it grows dark and when it grows cold
be carefree
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Ingeborg Bachmann
Hounds!
There is music on disc and on wireless,
Band-music, dance-tunes for the tireless,
Sweet music from day unto day;
But the music a man will remember
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William Henry Ogilvie
In The Stalls
My life is like a music-hall,
Where, in the impotence of rage,
Chained by enchantment to my stall,
I see myself upon the stage
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Arthur Symons
Pan Learns Music
Limber-limbed, lazy god, stretched on the rock,
Where is sweet Echo, and where is your flock?
What are you making here? 'Listen,' said Pan, -
'Out of a river-reed music for man! '
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Henry Van Dyke
Our Lives
Our lives are songs. God writes the words,
And we set them to music at pleasure;
And the song grows glad, or sweet, or sad,
As we choose to fashion the measure.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
His Footstep
To Lady Wemyss


The boy will come no more
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Katharine Tynan
Music
Take me by the hand;
it's so easy for you, Angel,
for you are the road
even while being immobile.
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Rainer Maria Rilke
Music I Heard
Music I heard with you was more than music,
And bread I broke with you was more than bread;
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
All that was once so beautiful is dead.
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Conrad Potter Aiken
Music I Heard
Music I heard with you was more than music,
And bread I broke with you was more than bread;
Now that I am without you, all is desolate;
All that was once so beautiful is dead.
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Conrad Aiken
To Music
Music: breathing of statues. Perhaps:
silence of paintings. You language where all language
ends. You time
standing vertically on the motion of mortal hearts.
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Rainer Maria Rilke
A Bequest To Music
'Let music flourish!' So he said and died.
Hark! ere he's gone the minstrelsy begins:
The symphonies ascend, a swelling tide,
Melodious thunders fill the welkin wide
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Ambrose Bierce
Soft Music
The mellow touch of music most doth wound
The soul, when it doth rather sigh, than sound.


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Robert Herrick
Music's Empire
First was the world as one great cymbal made,
Where jarring winds to infant Nature played.
All music was a solitary sound,
To hollow rocks and murm'ring fountains bound.
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Andrew Marvell

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