posted on April 3, 2007 at 9:30 pm

julius seizer standing on the shores of britain
laying into them lovely celts
now conkered
and we ran n we ran n we ran
scattered all over
in caves n coracles
in the groves of mighty oaks
on the enchanted isles
is this albion, lovely sister ?
a magical moon on beltane eve…?
we are the olde people
we were before
hidden in the forests
hiding in the glens
always there but unseen
milking the cows
pinching the babies
talking with the wind
stealing the eggs of birds
when the dragon n lion still walked this land
in summer we slept under stars
in winter the smoky cave
where we dreamed of winding rivers
and trees hanging low
the crow n the lark call in the sky
at midday
on the banks of the river hod
where we sang up the storm
where we dreamt up the gods
where we were delivered
and the big pink moon came down so low
all bathed in milky incandescence
like a whirling disc
the clouds parted graciously
to let her shine
and all our people came out
out of the dells
out of secret places
out of their hidden bowers
out of the trees n earth
out of the sky n wind
out of the deep past
and from the unknowable future
white skin n slanting eyes
graceful dance and strange song
a feast a feast a feast
drink and eat
love and sleep
before the morrow

40 Responses to “baby language”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 3 April 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    “Drink and eat, love and sleep”, sounds good to me.
    Have a beautiful day sk.
    Love always,

  2. avatar
    mattdavison | 3 April 2007 at 10:33 pm #


    how are ya sk, bloggers Rusty ..the Time Being.

    Gd mor-nin to everyone.

  3. avatar
    skyintheairwaves | 3 April 2007 at 11:25 pm #

    we are all either conquerers or conquered…

    or that other thing…

  4. avatar
    Daberhasher | 3 April 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    god, your such a fairy…
    pardon my jest, i’m wicked impish today, a day spent in a sprigtime snow globe… too beautiful to lament the tulip leaves untimely snow cloak… they’ll shake it off, there’s no turning back now…
    this one was really good today, mayhaps i’ll go take a mooncloudlit stroll through the woods, yes that’s it…

    out the door,

  5. avatar
    fantasticandy | 3 April 2007 at 11:44 pm #

    it’s still beautiful steve,
    you have to look a little harder,
    maybe travel a bit further afield,
    but the magic still exists to this day.
    of course,you know this.
    there’s still hope and light in this world of ours.
    gorgeous blog today!
    take care,
    luv andy L.

  6. avatar
    tim | 3 April 2007 at 11:49 pm #

    Ya had me up to the “drink and eat part”

    Everyone knows you Brits can drink, but the stuff you eat??

    Have a good trip!


    P.S..much warmer in Canada, still meatless.

  7. avatar
    veleska1970 | 3 April 2007 at 11:57 pm #

    i guess even with all its hardships and heartaches, this world is still an enchanting one.

    lovely one today.

    lotza love……

  8. avatar
    kat | 3 April 2007 at 11:59 pm #

    where we sang up the storm… i like that line.
    speaking of storm, there is a canadian snapper arriving to put us back to winter for a few days ;[
    strange days;


  9. avatar
    Music | 4 April 2007 at 12:59 am #

    The audience is mother to the music.

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 12:59 am #

    ahhhh!!………..thank you lovely one….no need for chilli today…glad i found your blog spot….smashingly/gen,the literary inchpuncher xxxxx

  11. avatar
    knot dead | 4 April 2007 at 1:21 am #

    One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

  12. avatar
    mandn | 4 April 2007 at 1:52 am #

    a friend of mine passed away today Orpheus.

    always unexpected even though he was ill.

    I can’t seem to form rational thoughts unless
    I sit for a long time between them.

    it doesn’t seem real.


  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 4 April 2007 at 2:17 am #

    blah, blah, blah, me am going to cut you off if you don’t stop by before April 12th…

  14. avatar
    veleska1970 | 4 April 2007 at 2:30 am #

    to mary: i’m sorry for your loss. you’re in my thoughts. i hope your friend is at peace now.

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 3:57 am #

    You can still conjure a fine spell, sk.
    Thanks for the gifts you send.


  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 4:25 am #

    those lovely celts. remember that they marched on rome about 300 b.c.
    but of course were bought off with silver and drink as the romans cowered in their temple mount. i believe the first dispute between was caused by a roman consul literally stabbing a celt in the back after negotiations over an etruscan town were over. insulted, the celts marched from the po valley to rome taking nary an animal or grain from any neighboring towns.

    beautiful sk

  17. avatar
    MEM | 4 April 2007 at 4:31 am #

    i was cut up and

    thrown in the river of

    my own doing like so many

    times before

    and so many peoples ways

    of determining these events,

    describing them in the ways

    they could

    reading tea leaves or

    contemplating lines

    in a hand or the direction a pattern of sticks

    made when cast to the ground,

    they made me look like a man

    put me in drag

    propt me up on a pole

    made me look old and

    then young but they couldn’t

    know, not yet

    could they?

    we’ve stood here before and

    looked and laughed

    and remembered pasts that were


    at best,

    we’ve thought of the wind, a path

    the poets lite-touch

    means nothingness,

    we’ve tried to encompass the entirety

    of mass guessing that time

    was space

    it was the best we could do,

    to us everything

    was complex

    and then

    so simple


    my body drifts and

    will be


    from the river


    it was strown


  18. avatar
    PAGEY | 4 April 2007 at 5:19 am #

    exquisite, Kilbey at his best. beautiful.

  19. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 4 April 2007 at 5:34 am #

    from tsunami to sorcery

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 8:15 am #

    Here’s one that’s never considered:
    the ‘Britons’ that fought Caesar were Belgae – ie. they were a French tribe who had themselves invaded the south-east and conquered the Britons of that area (probably less than 100 years before Caesar arrived).

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 8:23 am #

    time flows like water
    crystal clear
    in the dark

    celtic warrior queen
    demands justice
    for the brutalisation
    of her fair daughters
    the Romans cannot
    bear the outrage and impudence
    of a womans challenge
    so they slay her
    her daughters
    her people
    she does not go
    without a fight
    fire destroys and blood spills
    ash and crimson
    in the coming rain
    soak thru earth
    underground to crystal streams
    in time
    evaporated by the heat of the sun
    vapour drifts skyward
    clouds form and roll
    winds of change they sail on
    over dry land
    heavy with rain
    thunderstorms in springs
    ancient songs that blackbirds sing
    the sun bursts thru
    rainbow arcs
    the clouds travel like gypsies
    telling fortunes
    giving their water
    back to the sea


  22. avatar
    ~ | 4 April 2007 at 8:26 am #

    forgot me squiggle
    not me giggle
    ha ha
    what a day
    for a day dream


  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 10:11 am #

    Here’s another:
    it’s a nice romantic illusion, but the ancient Britons weren’t Celts.
    They spoke a language that WE call ‘Celtic’ – but that’s a n arbitrary term that was only applied to this language group in the 18th century. If the term ‘Gallic’ language had been applied at that time we’d be saying that the Britons, the Irish and the Scots had been ‘Gauls’.
    Doesn’t sound right, does it? It’s only familiarity that makes ‘Celtic’ acceptable.
    The ancient peoples of the British Isles didn’t call themselves Celts. No contemporary or near-contemporary ancient source calls them Celts.
    WE’VE called them Celts for less than 300 years. We’re wrong.

  24. avatar
    Tony Robinson | 4 April 2007 at 11:47 am #

    True. If the Gauls differentiated between themselves as belgae, Aquitani and celts, surely that means that the belgae and Aquitani didn’t see themsemselves as Celts?

  25. avatar
    Tony Robinsonn | 4 April 2007 at 11:49 am #

    And if they didn’t, why should the Brigantes, Trinovantes, Iceni, etc, have done so?

  26. avatar
    microgiant | 4 April 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    this really is so moving and such vivid pictures. ahh tranquility…..thanks for your time love and dreams

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    restaurant mark | 4 April 2007 at 12:18 pm #


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    Symon | 4 April 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    your words made me feel like I was there….like I could reach out and touch the images.

    thanks SK

    I wonder sometimes…whether I have lived before when I really feel something deeply inside myself as a result of something that I read, smell or hear.

  29. avatar
    davem | 4 April 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    My wife is Welsh.
    It’s still a bit like that in parts of Wales. Too many bloomin’ dragons for my liking though.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  30. avatar
    mandn | 4 April 2007 at 2:54 pm #


    thank you. I hope so too.


  31. avatar
    JJ | 4 April 2007 at 3:57 pm #

    Ah, spin those images of druidic wonder, SK…loved it.

    Too bad Boudicca was not more successful against the Roman invaders, she was a doomed tragic Celt figure – them Romans knew how to kill.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2007 at 9:40 pm #

    Clarified moments

    breathe deeply mary


  33. avatar
    mandn | 4 April 2007 at 10:23 pm #

    the fog will lift soon, but not yet.

    thank you,

  34. avatar
    isolde | 4 April 2007 at 10:40 pm #

    moonopausal lit

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    Cee | 4 April 2007 at 10:47 pm #


  36. avatar
    fifi | 4 April 2007 at 11:16 pm #

    Thanksyou, beautiful, I love it

  37. avatar
    Melquiades | 5 April 2007 at 4:08 am #

    I was going to say beautiful and I am afraid I would simply be echoing many of the previous comments. Anyway, Your deft (let’s not confuse this with daft. both very different, but, oh so similar) ability of stringing images in free form non-sequitur is simply…..beautiful. Did you ever look at a word and not recognize it?

  38. avatar
    captainmission | 5 April 2007 at 8:35 am #

    touch of yeats there….

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    a2 | 5 April 2007 at 2:26 pm #


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    Bored now... | 6 April 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    Boudica was not a Celt…

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