KeyedUp Music Project
“The Poetry of Chester Biscardi”
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano
Lullaby for a Young Road
At day’s end, I lie down
like a quiet path.
I say my name before I sleep
and once to my path
so that it may remember my location.
Little Traveler, I say, when I wake,
Carry me like a lamb to my name.
— Jorn Ake
Text of “Lullaby for a Young Road”
from Asleep in the Lightning Fields, published by Texas Review Press.
Copyright © 2002 by Jorn Ake.
Used with kind permission of the author.