Look down, fair moon

by Ned Rorem From Five Poems of Walt Whitman

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Look down, fair moon
English source: Walt Whitman

Look down, fair moon and bathe this scene,
Pour softly down night's nimbus floods, on faces ghastly, swollen, purple;
On the dead, on their backs, with their arms toss'd wide,
Pour down your unstinted nimbus, sacred moon.


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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