ENS.2006.3 | 18′
Poem by John Yau
Voice & Piano
Performed by Mellissa Hughes (soprano) and Karl Larson (piano)
I discovered poet John Yau’s Borrowed Love Poems on a ladder at the Strand one day in 2001, where it lay as if waiting for me. Though I immediately knew I had to set his work, it was several years before inspiration struck. Then one day I was in the shower and I heard the fifth song singing in my head, ready to go, and I jumped out, dripping wet, ready to begin.