Sometimes with one I love

by Ned Rorem From Five Poems of Walt Whitman

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Sometimes with one I love
English source: Walt Whitman

Sometimes with one I love,
I fill myself with rage, for fear I effuse unreturn'd love;
But now I think there is no unreturn'd love
the pay is certain, one way or another;
I loved a certain person ardently, my love was not return'd;
Yet out of that I have written these songs.


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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