The Last Invocation

"The Last Invocation" is the sixth and final song of Simon Sargon's song cycle A Clear Midnight: Six Songs set to Poems of Walt Whitman for Baritone, Horn, and Piano.

Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected]

Date: 1995Composer: Simon SargonText: Walt WhitmanSong Collection: A Clear Midnight

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The Last Invocation
by Walt Whitman

1
At the last, tenderly,
From the walls of the powerful, fortress’d house,
From the clasp of the knitted locks —
from the keep of the well-closed doors,
Let me be wafted.

2
Let me glide noiselessly forth;
With the key of softness unlock the locks — with a whisper,
Set ope the doors, O Soul!

3
Tenderly! be not impatient!
(Strong is your hold, O mortal flesh!
Strong is your hold, O Love.)

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