Wild Nights

(1986)

"Wild Nights" is the third 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.

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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.

Wild Nights — Wild Nights! (poem 249)
by Emily Dickinson


Wild Nights — Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!


Futile — the Winds —
To a Heart in port —
Done with the Compass —
Done with the Chart!


Rowing in Eden —
Ah, the Sea!
Might I but moor — Tonight —
In Thee!


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