Blake Songs: 2. Infant Sorrow: Our first Groundhog Day birthday boy, Dr.
Sam Walter, piano,
is joined his son
composer & bass-baritone, David Edgar Walther, our second Groundhog Day birth-day boy. The Poem is by William Blake.
My mother groand! my father wept.
Into the dangerous world I leapt:
Helpless, naked, piping loud;
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
Struggling in my fathers hands:
Striving against my swaddling bands:
Bound and weary I thought best
To sulk upon my mothers breast.