A Clear Midnight

(2009)

"A Clear Midnight" is a song by Tom Cipullo setting a poem by Walt Whitman. "A Clear Midnight" is the final movement of Cipullo's song cycle Insomnia. The song cycle was premiered at SongFest.

A Clear Midnight
by Walt Whitman


This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death, and the stars.


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