A Learned Man(1997)
"A Learned Man" is the 20th song in Rorem's massive song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen, which sets 36 poems by a total of 24 authors.
A Learned Man
by Stephen Crane
A learned man came to me once.
He said, “I know the way—come.”
And I was overjoyed at this.
Together we hastened.
Soon, too soon, were we
Where my eyes were useless,
And I knew not the ways of my feet.
I clung to the hand of my friend:
But at last he cried, “I am lost.”