yellow leaves

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its been cold, at least for september
and at night the rain's been washing down the leaves
yellow leaves of the ash tree

shuffle our feet through the fallen means
and ends of a budding spring weed
yellow leaves of the ash tree

before the smoke stills
his pulse slows,
do you know how fast a tree's sap flows?
do you know how fast a tree's sap flows?

it needed some paint, the iron railing,
lest the blood red rust turn the iron into dust
do you know how fast a tree's sap flows?

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from the fence around my grave, track released October 1, 2011

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goose Montréal, Québec

Rachel Elliott started goose in 2009 as a sometimes solo, sometimes quintet arrangement with fellow Coal Choir musicians Melanie Benard, Ruth Ainsworth, Kate Forrest, and Arwen Flemming. Inspired by the Coal Choir's folky-choral-drone, Elliott sought to create a sound expressive of the emotional turmoil she recognized in liminal natural spaces:
      "The best parts of a city are the natural area
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