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That Music Always Round Me

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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,
  [ begin page 135 ]ppp.00473.135.jpg A soprano, at intervals, sailing buoyantly over the  
 tops of immense waves,
A transparent base, shuddering lusciously under and  
 through the universe,
The triumphant tutti—the funeral wailings, with  
 sweet flutes and violins—all these I fill myself  
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 peformers​ know themselves—but  
 now I think I begin to know them.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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