A Clear Midnight

(1942)

"A Clear Midnight" is the fifth song of Ernst Bacon's song collection Six Songs.

A Clear Midnight

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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