As Adam, early in the morning, Walking forth from the bower, refresh'd with sleep; Behold me where I pass -- hear my voice -- approach, Touch me -- touch the palm of your hand to my Body as I pass; Be not afraid of my Body.
Portions of this text were used in Idyll by Frederick Delius.
- by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "As Adam early in the morning" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Ned Rorem (1923 - 2022), "As Adam, early in the morning", 1957, published 1961 [ medium voice, piano ], from 5 Songs to Poems - Texts by Walt Whitman, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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