Benjamin Williams

A Child's Garden (2006)

These poems of childhood were selected from Robert Louis Stevenson's collection A Child's Garden as reminders of things I also enjoyed as a child. In Looking-glass River, the voice floats and jests over a smoothly flowing piano that plays the role of running water. Windy Nights is a frightening text of a late night horse ride with feverish rhythms in the piano accompaniment. The sparse piano of The Moon lies beneath the lofty tenor voice that flows freely as the night comes to a close.

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