posted on May 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

mystery tramp

the moon king is coming in shadow of shame

tethered his horse to a star

the milky white monster rushed through the sky

and the thought of light is faster than light

and the knight of nights is a single black cat

who crosses your path as you move on through time

while the party tricks and the parlour games

have all become a burden to me

the line that defines us is just like yon river

it wanders oh baby the way that it flows

my head is an instrument needing restringing

my heart is an ache that wakes up my head

in the middle of dreams

in the cold light of green

the way that the water whirls in a pool

the masquers arrive in a swarm of intrigue

and the moon king comes

riding an earth





13 Responses to “moon king”

  1. avatar
    princey | 22 May 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Makes me all mysty-eyed 🙂

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    Stephen | 23 May 2011 at 6:08 am #

    “my heart is an ache that wakes up my head”-

    I like that line a lot. Thanks for composing it.

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    Kristine | 23 May 2011 at 6:19 am #

    What is it about the moon that makes everything seem so magical? The moon king – so much more interesting than an ordinary king.

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    Lara | 23 May 2011 at 6:38 am #

    A pearl of a poem.

  5. avatar
    Boriah | 23 May 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Please, one bullet at a time, Kilber.

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    . | 23 May 2011 at 9:00 am #

    she survived global destruction once again
    deep mother earth in the recess of space
    how many times will you suffer the lashings
    and the pain that rips you apart from the inside
    the other gods watch and anoint thee
    floating in their elliptical orbits
    flaming, gas, cold rocks spanning the universe
    wondering to themselves how they ended up
    void of life and the grandeur as we know it
    while she continues to endure despite
    false prophets calling out her name
    and predicting global catastrophe
    for once upon a time they, too, shined
    beautiful orbs so majestic and heavenly
    full of dreams and living poetry
    celestial watercolors on a black canvas
    their inhabitants were of the babylonian order
    purveyors of perfection, mankind’s majesty
    until they forgot the beauty of their worlds and worshipped themselves
    while pride sealed their destruction in famine and flood
    will the same fate be upon this place
    an earth so beautiful yet repulsive
    guardian moon king protect her
    extend the evening tide longer

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    Jasperina | 23 May 2011 at 10:02 am #

    The Moon King forever in search of my very own. But like all magical beings when I think I’ve found him he’s gone

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    Once | 23 May 2011 at 10:30 am #

    The sun queen is coming in a blaze of disgrace
    Though she herself is a star
    With a nod to the enemy and a tactic embrace
    Rendering tender souls from afar
    She’s vicious and hungry she’s sparkling and mad
    Heat of vengeance heat of love intermingled
    And my head’s been wounded, bleeding and sad…

    Pink froth floats in a tide pool while green sea plants wave
    Softly and sultry brain matter scattered
    Crabs click round rocks where barnacles cling
    Sharp sea floor with beasts who sting
    And I watch tiny particles from whence I came and shall be
    They’re swimming in light and I let the salt in
    My tears burn me deep and all the way through
    And my skull breaks the surface pieced together anew

    The sun queen rides high on the breath of the displaced
    She’s feeling the agony
    And burning more fiercely watch gold melt with grace
    No one here is a tragedy
    She sees you and penetrates with capillary spark
    Am I awake? How can I be?
    There’s a pinpoint light of sight in the dark…

  9. avatar
    Karen | 23 May 2011 at 11:32 am #

    sad & beautiful
    loved Donna and dot persons poems as well

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    andy | 23 May 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    in my mind’s eye,
    the moon king is a monologue delivered by you over a churchy spacy jammy
    twisty morphy thingy…..
    and it sounds damned good.

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    hellbound heart | 23 May 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    it’s interesting that so many cultures see the moon as a female figure…..
    love prose, steve
    love always……

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    Heather daydream | 25 May 2011 at 7:56 am #


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    Guitarbarella Manestar | 26 May 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Almost missed this one Mr Kilbey..and you know how us fairies love the mioooon! I would truly love to live in the realm where thought is really faster than light…. I miss that!!!;o)x

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