Wood Song for solo oboe (2019) was inspired by the Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) poem of the same name. It tells of the wood thrush bird as well as the poet's honesty of kissing life "scars and all". Listen for variations and interpretations on the wood thrush's ethereal and mysterious sounds, telling the journey of a soul through poem and music. This work was commissioned by Dr. Lindabeth Binkley with a Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors Grant from Central Michigan University. It receives its debut recording on Binkley's CD FROM EARTH AND SKY: MUSIC OF JENNI BRANDON on the Blue Griffin Record label.