From Music Lovers Quotations, edited by Helen Exley.
I am Music- By Anonymous-
I tell the story of love, the story of sorrow, the story that saves and the story that destroys....
I am the smoke which palls over the field of battle where men die with me on their lips.
I am close to the marriage alter, and when the grave opens I stand nearby. I call the wanderer home, I rescue the soul from the depths; I open the lips of lovers and through me the dead whisper to the living.
I serve one as I serve all, and I make leaders my slaves as easily as I subject their slaves.
I speak through the birds of the air, the insects of the field, the crash of waters on rock ribbed shores, the sighing of the winds in the trees and I am even heard by the soul that knows me in the clatter of the wheels on city streets.