for voice and piano

dedicated to Joseph Kaiser 

duration: ca. 9 minutes

Light Verse sets seven poems by John Updike

The work was commissioned by Joseph Kaiser, and debuted at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

I. Why the Telephone Wires Dip and the Poles are Cracked and Crooked
II. Sunday Rain
III. Recital
IV. Shipbored
V. Courtesy Call
VI. Déjà, Indeed
VII. V. B. Nimble, V. B. Quick