Light Hearted William


"Light Hearted William" is the second song in Lori Laitman's song group Two Songs for Tenor, which sets the poetry of William Carlos Williams.

Light Hearted William
by William Carlos Williams

Light hearted William twirled
his November moustaches
and, half dressed, looked
from the bedroom window
upon the spring weather.

Heigh-ya! sighed he gaily
leaning out to see
up and down the street
where a heavy sunlight
lay beyond some blue shadows.

Into the room he drew
his head again and laughed
to himself quietly
twirling his green moustaches.

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