Savior! I've no one else to tell —(1986)
"Savior! I've no one else to tell —" is the first song of David Leisner's song cycle Confiding, which sets the poetry of women poets.
This cycle is available in versions for high voice and piano, medium voice and piano, and high voice and guitar.
The audio selection in the player to the right features Sanford Sylvan, baritone, and Patricia Thom, piano. The recording is from the live premiere performance in Boston, 1987 (unrevised piano version). Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
Savior! I've no one else to tell — (poem 217)
by Emily Dickinson
Savior! I've no one else to tell —
And so I trouble thee.
I am the one forgot thee so —
Dost thou remember me?
Nor, for myself, I came so far —
That were the little load —
I brought thee the imperial Heart
I had not strength to hold —
The Heart I carried in my own —
Till mine too heavy grew —
Yet — strangest — heavier since it went —
Is it too large for you?