Saturday Slowdown: Betty Buckley ‘Souvenir’

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley sings Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Souvenir” set to music by Ricky Ian Gordon and played on the piano by Kenny Werner.

The delicate arrangement, brimming with emotion, was a collaboration between Werner and Buckley.

“I love this poem and the song,” says Buckley. And the connection is apparent in her deeply human, artful performance.

Miss Betty contributed the recording as part of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Challenge.

If you look up the definition of the word “sublime”…