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Walt Whitman - That Music Always Round Me.

THAT music always round me, unceasing, unbeginning—yet long untaught I did not hear; 
But now the chorus I hear, and am elated; 
A tenor, strong, ascending, with power and health, with glad notes of day-break I hear, 
A soprano, at intervals, sailing buoyantly over the tops of immense waves, 
A transparent bass, shuddering lusciously under and through the universe,
The triumphant tutti—the funeral wailings, with sweet flutes and violins—all
    these I
	fill myself with; 
I hear not the volumes of sound merely—I am moved by the exquisite meanings, 
I listen to the different voices winding in and out, striving, contending with fiery
    vehemence
	to excel each other in emotion; 
I do not think the performers know themselves—but now I think I begin to know them.

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Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 7. That Music Always Round Me.
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 18. Whispers of Heavenly Death
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Feb 19 2007

Comment 217 of 217, added on December 31st, 2015 at 1:54 PM.
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Comment 215 of 217, added on October 17th, 2015 at 1:03 AM.
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8OZcOF Many thanks for sharing this great piece. Very inspiring! (as always, btw)

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