Gliding o'er all

by Ned Rorem From Five Poems of Walt Whitman

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Gliding o'er all
English source: Walt Whitman

Gliding o'er all, through all,
Through Nature, Time, and Space,
As a ship on the waters advancing,
The voyage of the soul--not life alone,
Death, many deaths I'll sing.


Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem is an American composer and diarist. 


Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most…

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