posted on June 25, 2016 at 10:38 pm
winters minstrel

winters minstrel

i swim out of the murky past trusting blindly in the currents of fortune

roamin’ ulysses escaping charybdis’ abyss

done with snow and ice i drift into warm and soothing seas

with no money i have landed upon these promising shores

o loveliness

the cattle and calves you love


the golden lambs of Hungaria

the skin of the women all soft butterscotch

divested of my tawdry vestments i am suited in nobility

in these looming mirrors i am reflected in my angles

the apparition of some old foolish duke from yesteryear

lost in the eastern palace of biblical Sheba

man i am so worn out

that sea of treachery…

In the many mansions of our father

i bestrode those marble floors with my cold feet burning

good spirit whisper to me

terrifyingly tame devils tempt me to fall

man like any other man

gifts and flaws and all

we talk on cold mornings by the sea

Galilee in the bay baby

we threw the nazarene up the cross

(yes, you and i)

the black milk of the darkest grape

(fernet branca)

oh how it succours darkness in the candles..!

in a warm auric ray i am isolated in the night sated

pink glow surround me

in unabated tides where i hideaway every morning as i grow closer

no ordinary dolt i am the bolting baying hound bounding over the sand

when the storms swing low and the mussels flex the beaches flesh

the arachnid crabs and the limpet winkle under a pier

appear to be sleeping

i  keeping change channels with a dagger


its staggering the stars out tonight on the sidewalks of fame

like my father on leave during the war

he’s striding through Golders Green again

sweet dreamies of Joe Bellettes piano and a girl in Hastings

maybe a’wasting his time and tasting defeat

the sweetest melody blows upon a reed

genghis khan himself the seed of that cheek

you probably come from the great steppes of asia

and i can’t praise ya enough
















14 Responses to “pre veil”

  1. etta
    etta | 26 June 2016 at 7:55 am #

    Vėgan praise plaise 🙂

  2. avatar
    Cath | 26 June 2016 at 10:07 am #

    long must we pre veil
    amidst the seas of treachery
    the wine of decline
    and the terrors of the flesh
    long must we aspire
    to pierce the veil
    to tell the tales
    even of glorious failures
    lots of gold
    dens of gems
    hidden in coves
    who needs them
    mortals toil
    whilst we foil
    the sea welcomes all
    amidst her breast

    blessings SK loved this one
    reflection or reality? abundance to you dear sir <3 CM

  3. avatar
    tabatha333 | 26 June 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    On tour again? Rest.

  4. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 27 June 2016 at 7:29 am #

    Hey Mr Kilbey ! We’re from pittsburgh but have tons St. Louis relatives and we’ve never been. There. We really wanted to go to your sold out show there in august!! Please let me know if there’s any way to come. And we’ll get those expensive tickets to meet you. It would be wonderful!! Me and my parents love your music. And I love your poetry too. And your art. And same w all the other church members. Sincerely Señor Kevin

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 27 June 2016 at 9:43 pm #

      wont the expensive tickets get you in?

      • Jmb066
        Jmb066 | 27 June 2016 at 11:40 pm #

        Most of the venues the VIP tickets gets you in, there are 3 venues and The Ready Room In St.Louis is one where you have to buy the tickets separate or buy the VIP as an upgrade. This show is sold out so Kevin you could try stub hub and then upgrade for the VIP tickets.

  5. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 29 June 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Aye well it will be a great show I have a relative out in St. Louis who is a retired nun. God bless her so much. I think she would even like the Church. You are an amiable band. If we don’t see the show. It is ok. I’m working on the 4 th of July because I don’t believe in celebrating the killing of innocent British or American blood or any blood and the fireworks terrify Kirby my border collie. And luckily now he is deaf so he’s happy as ever. But now he doesn’t hear my piano. Oh aye. Aye lads. May your tour be most excellent. Excellent!

  6. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 30 June 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Dear Mr Kilbey!! That is so awesome of you! Me and my mom and dad would love to see you out in St. Louis on August 5th. 35$ for a ticket is nothing. My dad got drunk and bought really expensive Gabriella and rodrigo tickets. Haha. And then he walked out. Well anywho. Is it 135$ to meet you guys too? Would be too cool to meet you all. And all our forgotten relatives out there. Please let me know !! My email is Can’t thank ya enough! Sincerely Kev

  7. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 30 June 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    I’ve met John Ashton when he was producing an album in pittsburgh. What an awesome guy and guitar player. I was like 18 and I had him sign all my furs CDs. Great band love those guys

  8. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 30 June 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    If St. Louis is too packed we can hike to kansas. I love that Dorothy’s prairie land out there. But St. Louis is where my moms family is from. She was so excited when I told her you could arrange We wanna meet you guys!! Doesn’t matter the price. My phone is 412-592-6348. And email. Anytime is great. I’m listening to tristesse. I love that beautiful number. Muchas Gracias Monsieur Kilbey!!

  9. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 July 2016 at 3:51 am #

    Mr Kilbey. If we can see you at St Louis. I will bring gifts for you. An out of print andre breton. An original surrealist tale and maybe in the style of Morrissey. Perhaps flowers? Should I call the St. Louis venue you think? My moms family was there even before there was a USA!! I fancy our kind were the loyalists and not those destructive! patriots. Shadows fall but the earth stands still and no glare becomes too bright for our eyes are filled with the heartless light from the bridges built by the sandcastle children. Building timeless replicas of the old country where the kings charm was not an harassment but a loveable modal configuration to leisurely build a forgotten paradise where bickering was not a type of music and anger was not a dance groove. But the sandcastles never flood by the sea like the self ordained wise men always say. They still stand afloat on the tides and ebbs of the endless sea.

  10. etta
    etta | 2 July 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    The artless sand art
    Childe runs
    Thought you’re re moat yourself
    In this book of heures
    and lis des fleurs

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