Song of Summer 2. Infant Sorrow: Susan Craft Larson, mezzo-soprano; pianist, Yelena Birayeva with Boston Metro Opera; music by David Edgar Walther. Poem 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.