/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

lyrics

EMPTY NESTS

Your dream catcher caught the knife tonight.
The blade won’t penetrate your eyes, your mind.
Who would summon it?
The war outside’s turned common,
hasn’t it? Isn’t it, isn’t it
startling to see the starlings shoot
full-flock like a cannonball from the hedge?
Isn’t it, isn’t it everything you wanted—the furnace bled
and, overhead, a cross-hatching of branches, empty nests.

Summoned to sort it out: the night.

Your dream catcher caught the knife tonight.
The blade doubled back like an uttered phrase
that wasn’t right. Who would summon it?
The words stall in your throat.
Get them out. Here’s a knife.
Extricate the dream-speak from the landmines
and cannonballs of your cowardice. Isn’t it,
isn’t it everything you wanted—the buried dead,
the broken bread on a table
bruised by elbows and candle wax.

credits

from Mapping an Absence, released July 28, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

The Warp/The Weft Poughkeepsie, New York

With its blend of the traditional and the avant-garde, sweater-warmth and winter-dark, The Warp/The Weft has been called "one of the more magical modern-day psychedelic folk offerings" (FolkWorld).

contact / help

Contact The Warp/The Weft

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code