Open Roses (single)

by The Ancient Wild

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A celebration of the Rose.
From the upcoming album "Reverie & Recollection."
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Noiseless living, opening without end
Filling space without taking space
And all other things diminish
And this, a feeling arises
And this, one opens itself
Beneath lie many more eyes, all closed,
Tenfold asleep

Pure inwardness, much curious softness
Shining unto itself, right up to the rim

See the white one, so blissfully open
Standing among herself like Venus in her shell
See the cold one, tightly wrapped in itself
Among these open roses who shed it all

What they shed? Their burdens
What they shed? Their cloak
What they shed? A wing and a mask
All depends on how they shed before their lovers...

And aren't they all doing the same?
Containing themselves
Transform the world outside-
The wind, the rain, the patience of spring
The darkness of earth at evening

All the way to the coming of clouds
All the way to the distant stars
All the way in the morning shade
All the way...
Lie free of cares in the open roses


released June 10, 2016
Kate Wilde: composition, harp, vocals, production
Christophe Sunhorse: vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, production
Lyrics adapted from the Rainer Maria Rilke poem "Bowl of Roses."



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Harp, piano, male & female vocals, guitar, and drums create a unique acoustic-industrial sound reminiscent of Dead Can Dance, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap. The collaborative project between US-based composers Kate Wilde and Christophe Shepp.


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