Sea Drift and COP21

One thing had been worrying me about Sea Drift - the big Delius tone poem for baritone, choir and orchestra which I'm performing next Sunday with UWE Singers and orchestra. It's this: Whitman's poetry - in the printed version at least - makes a distinction between the words of the narrator and the he-bird by putting the he-bird's words in italics, while leaving the narrator in normal print. 

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