Music : Ralph Waldo Emerson


Let me go where’er I will,
I hear a sky-born music still:
It sounds from all things old,
It sounds from all things young,
From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul,
Peals out a cheerful song.

It is not only in the rose,
It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows,
Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest, meanest things
There alway, alway something sings.

‘T is not in the high stars alone,
Nor in the cup of budding flowers,
Nor in the redbreast’s mellow tone,

Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
But in the mud and scum of things
There alway, alway something sings.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882 )

2 thoughts on “Music : Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. For quite some time, I have been reading and enjoying your musings.

    ફૂલ સમી હું દ્રષ્ટી ફેંકું મને મળે ગજરો ઉત્તરમાં – રમેશ પારેખ

    Years back I had come across a quotation – If music be the breakfast food of life, please do not disturb until lunch time. In that reference the words too have its own music. Wish you Happy Diwali and prosperous New Year.

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    1. Rightly said. Music reaches deepest corners of our heart and magically brightens up.
      Wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful Diwali and a blessed New Year!


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