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I Felt A Funeral

by Valentine Wolfe



The lead single from Valentine Wolfe's forthcoming release, Only Gossamer My Gown. I Felt A Funeral is a gothic metal take on the words of Emily Dickinson. We started setting her poetry as part of a South Carolina Humanities Grant awarded to the Greenville County Library. We had so much fun setting some of these poems we decided to make an entire album out of them. Look for the full album release in a couple of months.


I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
And Mourners to and fro
Kept treading – treading – till it seemed
That Sense was breaking through –

And when they all were seated,
A Service, like a Drum –
Kept beating – beating – till I thought
My Mind was going numb –

And then I heard them lift a Box
And creak across my Soul
With those same Boots of Lead, again,
Then Space – began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,
And Being, but an Ear,
And I, and Silence, some strange Race
Wrecked, solitary, here –

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,
And I dropped down, and down –
And hit a World, at every plunge,
And Finished knowing – then –


released November 22, 2019
Mixing and Mastering expertise from Corwyn Bellavich.
Album art by Egregore Design.


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Valentine Wolfe Greenville, South Carolina

Two morbidly fascinated musicians combining ambient solo bass, brutal distortion, electronica, and 18th century opera to tell a story of the macabre.

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