From the recording Sing a Song of Seasons
Composed by Robert Rogler
Lauren Florek: Soprano
Matt Savage: Piano
Artistic Director: Dr. Richard Romiti
Recording Engineer: Antonio Oliart
Studio Engineer: Téa Mottolese
Album Artwork: Julia Rogler
Produced by The Rogler Collection
Recorded at the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, MA from 19 April to 26 June 2023.
Special thanks to Matthew Rogler, Yunona Tabala, Hannah Eckert, and Mary Kate DeSantis.
The Little Cares
(poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
The little cares that fretted me.
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees,
The foolish fears of what may happen.
I cast them all away.
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay:
Among the husking of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born--
Out in the fields with God!