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Val Dorr: vocal, sax, drum
Asva/G. Stuart Dahlquist: bass, guitar, Allen and reed organs, Chimatron
Lyric: Hendrik Marsman: A Crooked Flower in Cosmos' Flailing Mouth.
Mezzo Soprano: Frederica von Stade from Chants d'Auvergne
with kind permission from Éditions Musicales Alphonse Leduc

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Leave me be.
this is the severing of our paths.
thou hast led me to the furthest edge.
but turn back here, do not weep.
thou canst not stride beside me this final trek
nor I with thee, thou willst walk this alone.
yet thou art wholly pledged to me:
I have given thine blood the cimmerian kiss
of them, that above death have risen,
above life. I am their emissary.
I bide your arrival.
whilom drinking of death and calignosity,
the black wine from this chalice, lone,
we, sweepingly, shall sink into one
and eternal be.
farewell,
return shall not be mine.
but thou thyself will come, later.
godspeed, the water,
is calling for the third time.

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