Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THERE IS GREAT MUSIC, by GRACE TOWNSEND



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THERE IS GREAT MUSIC, by            
First Line: There is great music and I cannot play
Last Line: "good-night,"" in your lovely way you said."
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


There is great music and I cannot play
There is rare beauty and I cannot sing
Had I an all-powered God I should pray
But I heavily breathe the air
And wistfully smile at you.

I want nothing, there is nothing I could bring,
Too long as the common man I've run
But you you have the rarity, power of my lost wishes,
My soul that was never born—
Do you see me, do you know I understand—
I whimsically smile at you.
"Goodnight, I enjoyed the evening," I said
And you wished you were far away instead
As the very young intuitively slip from
That they know not of. But by their youth
Must leave their sweet and natural kindness.
"Good-night," in your lovely way you said.





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