Poetry Playlist: Vocalism

Vocalism, measure, concentration, determination, and the divine power to speak words; Are you full-lung’d and limber-lipp’d from long trial? from vigorous practice? from physique?


What would it be like to experience a selection of poems with the same relaxed attitude you might take toward a playlist on a burnt CD, given to you by a friend, which you casually pop in on a long road trip? That’s the question we’re exploring with this new, extra-short episode format, which we’ll be publishing in-between our full-length releases.

We’re calling it a Poetry Playlist: three poems, loosely thematically related, presented with musical score, but without any commentary or historical context. Don’t worry about perfect comprehension, and steer clear of academic analysis. Just turn up the volume, roll down your windows, and enjoy the ride.


1. “Vocalism” by Walt Whitman

2. “Introduction to the Songs of Experience” by William Blake

3. “To the Roaring Wind” by Wallace Stevens

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