A Clear Midnight

(1901)

"A Clear Midnight" is a setting of Walt Whitman by composer Philip Dalmas. The song is part of Dalmas' song group Four Songs from Whitman.

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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