Wild Needle

"Wild Needle" is the fourth song of David Leisner's song cycle West Wind, which sets the poetry of Mary Oliver.

The audio selection 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.

Date: 2011Composer: David LeisnerText: Mary OliverSong Collection: West Wind

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Wild Needle
by Mary Oliver

But how did you come burning down like a
wild needle, knowing
just where my heart was?



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