posted on June 14, 2010 at 8:27 am

sing then o muse
sing of my wanderings
sing of my lost years
sing of my other lives
sing of athene who came to me in waking dreams
sing of my ship and the star who guided her
sing of the cities of the plain destroyed by a jealous god
sing of nineveh cold and forgotten
sing of enkidu dying of fever
sing of grant mclennan and david mccomb who sing no more
sing of baby krsna with the universe in his mouth
sing of houdini and the great cagliostro
sing of my strangling hands and trampling feet
sing of leslie kilbey 18 and in germany 1940
sing of joyce bennett in the ruins of london
sing of eris and her golden apple inscribed kallisti
sing of aegypt and her long centuries in the sun
sing of saint-saens and scrubby stokes
sing of lemuria and lyneham
sing of monsters n mirages
sing of mustard gas and barbed wire
sing of opium sing of nepenthe
sing of wine sing of mead
sing of loki who shudders forever until ragnarok
sing of elli n minna sing of eve n aurora
sing of my bass guitar sing of my lyre
sing of the christ up on the kings cross
sing of hannibal barca and his dark troubled brow
sing of joan who shone like an arc where you walk
sing of kennedy and sing of lincoln
sing of the tower of babel and the towering infernal
sing of 666 and 911
sing of the elusive grail and the knights templar
sing of heroes and cowards and cowherds and vrindavan
sing of the red sea and the blue tide and the green man
sing of the war of the roses and sing of the jackals of war
sing of cemeteries sing of nurseries
sing of solomon who sings his own song
sing of lyonesse between england and france
sing of the planet between earth and mars
sing of jagger and jesse james and john the baptist
sing of marathon and sing of alexander
sing of the lion headed sphinx and sing of oedipal hi jinks
sing of glenn miller sing of tom miller sing of henry miller
sing of hoaxes and hexes and executive decisions
sing of the axe and the scalpel
sing of the time and the distance
sing of narnia and sing of charn
sing of the bermuda triangle and the blackest hole
sing of mark feld and david jones
sing of erskine and sad conesuela
sing of trees sing of bach sing of amadeus in the dark
sing of jeff buckley who sang like a lark
sing of breton sing of normandy
sing of the wind singing through the longest night
sing of ern malley and sing of bin laden
sing of the mermen and sing of the mainmen
sing of the haunted
sing of the unforgiven
sing of the dead still singing for a living
sing of the animals that were butchered today
sing of the world behind my eyes
sing of sydney sing of sumeria sing of esoterica
sing of impossible things the phoenix and the roc
sing of the dark cages and sing of the rhymeless reason
sing of saturn and satan and black satin sheets
sing of murder and sing of mayhem
sing o muse
let the singing begin
sing in my veins
sing in my head
sing in my fingers
sing in my soul
sing o muse
and let your song be ever so long
unending unbending
sing o muse
let the singing begin
sing it all
again n again

15 Responses to “a new song”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2010 at 11:29 am #

    hey Killer-another lovely poem…but no fair teasing us with something named "a new song"-for a brief second I thought I would be starting off the dreaded work week listening to you sing your words…perhaps you could whip up a little suitable music to go with this?

  2. avatar
    DavidP | 14 June 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    may your muse's song be full of wisdom and peace
    may your muse-ic be faithful to her song
    sing songs of wisdom
    sing us to you
    sing all our lives to us

  3. avatar
    fantasticandy | 14 June 2010 at 12:32 pm #


  4. avatar
    Freddie | 14 June 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Look out! The muse has been invoked!

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Lovely. I can say no more than that. Only Lovely.

  6. avatar
    bc | 14 June 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    and of love?

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    Windbag on and on and on

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    Broken Toys and Heros | 14 June 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    you out did ur self…again. i now am humming a little song with " sing…(place any phrasing here) to my 2 yr old daughter this morning and she now is skipping around the house repeating the word "sing" for the last 20 minutes.



  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 June 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    sing songs

  10. avatar
    evilren | 14 June 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Covering much ground here Steve, especially liked,
    "Sing of Soloman who sings his own song."

    Stuff the head
    With all such reading as was never read:
    For thee explain a thing until all men doubt it,
    And write about it, Goddess, and about it.
    -Alexander Pope


  11. avatar
    LF | 14 June 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    Yes, do. Do you know the Tale of Taliesin? (the medieval text, not the 70s song) Another bard mixing old and new.

    A reasonable version:

  12. avatar
    persephone2u | 14 June 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Saturn, satan and black satin sheets. Your head is a beautiful and perfect place.

  13. avatar
    Jasperina | 14 June 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    A prayer to the song.

    All hail the song and all bow before the almighty creator of song.

    I am on my knees with my arms in the air bowing before the divine mystery of song.

  14. avatar
    princey | 14 June 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    Bravo sk, nice to see the late, great Jeff Buckley get a mention:)

    Are you in Melby yet? Have a great night tonight, I'll be in sooky-la-la land tonight knowing I'm missing out:((
    (btw,if u need to get rid of any freebies for tomorrow nights show, I'll take it! with bells on!!)
    See ya:))

  15. avatar
    Steven Krut | 15 June 2010 at 3:04 am #

    Speaking of singing, I've been teaching myself to sing UTMW. I bought the karaoke version from Amazon the other day to help me along. Only cost $0.99. I guess you get a piece of that action. 🙂

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