Sometimes With One I Love


"Sometimes With One I Love" is the first song in Ned Rorem's song cycle Five Poems of Walt Whitman.

Sometimes With One I Love
by 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.

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