This popped into my head last night as I was brushing my teeth, so how about some Beethoven instead of a poem? Finished right before the Ninth Symphony, it is just sublime–the musical equivalent of Sam telling Mr. Frodo, “There’s some good left in this world.”

Here’s a whole performance of Bernstein capital-R-Romancing the heck out of it, but at least give the Kyrie a try (1:30 to about 13:00, where it nearly turns into the Ninth). It’s worth your time.