2006, Revised 2010, 2017 | soprano/piano.

Poem by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Balloons © Sylvia Plath, and reproduced by kind permission of the Sylvia Plath Estate 2008.

Song 4 of The Blood Jet.

Commissioned by Adelaide Whitaker. Dedicated to soprano Sari Gruber. Published in June 2008.

The premiere recording with soprano Sari Gruber and pianist/composer Lori Laitman was released in December 2019 on the Naxos double CD set Living in the Body — Songs of Lori Laitman. To purchase, please click here.