"Wild Needle" is the fourth song of David Leisner's song cycle West Wind, which sets the poetry of Mary Oliver.
The audio selection in the player to the right features William Ferguson, tenor, and David Leisner, guitar. The recording is from the live premiere performance in New York, 2012. Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
by Mary Oliver
But how did you come burning down like a
wild needle, knowing
just where my heart was?