posted on February 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

Black cat go out into this night at once

See for me the trouble burst first under the sprawling ocean sky

Beaten blaze of the unphased sun in orbit around little extra terra

The creatures who hear with their eyes are looking for me tonight

Black cat find out who has tormented the stars on river side

Who owns the keys to the dark doors in the tombs

How the menacing raven is entered by arrow

The narrow escape of a mouse from an owl

The howl of fury that’s purely bleating  ram

Eating up the atmosphere I am

Crammed into the shape of a man

Began to suspect that vengeance spent

And anger vented

And unnatural vices unrepented

All adding up to this void of some complexity

Cat what would you know of that which has vexed me

Now go forth amid the silhouette shrubbery and verandahs

Amongst the oleanders and pines you will find a scent

Blackberry thorns and brambling hump nimbly jumped

listen at the taverns and caverns and ravines where my name is seen

hold your head to the ground that is the sound of birds

tilt your eyes to  flame interpret the game of air

turn your head in your hands understanding gods arching planned

cat the bridge and the swamp seethe with triumph find the cause

the dead trees in the lake still ache for life so use your pause

the rat in a hole thinks himself rich with his bowl of blood

the villains and serfs perfectly wrong for the song of  the earth

now find out who sent who

and how many bent souls they were lent


                              feel line kill bee

cat stevens hims elf


12 Responses to “the black cat”

  1. avatar
    Felis imperator est | 5 February 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    ‘trouble burst first’ – indeed. I love black cats above all others.

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    Kohl Ette | 5 February 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    So inconspicuous
    woops I nearly missed this post
    THAT cat suits you
    while the mice went away
    I fore seen
    didn’t see you either by day …
    lucky about the owl and pussycat?
    Hope to see you playin as day!
    or hear you bayin o wulf?

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    Chris | 5 February 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    …dark and ominous…

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      Anonymous | 6 February 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Where do u find them MrKilbey.
      ‘I am a lie that always speaks the truth’ Jean Cocteau
      From your quotes below.

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    Kohl Ette | 6 February 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi sk. Just to say Beowulf is safe in his new home. Thanks for filling me in about the translucent pastels, your technique and rendering. It was most enjoyable to listen and be by the seaside. I forgot to say i also really like how his whiskers glisten in the moonlight. Thanks again! X

  5. avatar
    Steven Krut | 6 February 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Hi Steve. I whipped up a video for Crooked Mile:

  6. avatar
    Darren B | 7 February 2014 at 12:45 am #

    I have a black panther tattooed on my right shoulder oddly enough,I got it when I was well under half the age I am now,and I still haven’t figured out why I really put it there.Maybe I was waiting for a poem like this one to give it meaning ?

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    Anonymous | 7 February 2014 at 9:00 am #

    The trouble with a kitten’s that eventually it becomes a cat. Something like that

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    Elvis | 7 February 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Maan i just can’t wait to get a hunka-hunka burnin’ love of a new Church albums and stuff man! Two celebrate i’m gowna make me one Big Ass Deep Fried Peanut Buttuh Bananaz Sammich! Mmmm mmm good yo i’m gonna throw done! (karate kick fling leg thing-SNAP!)

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      Anonymous | 7 February 2014 at 12:32 pm #

      A-huh-huh. Karking it on the khazi, tho? Poor old hamburger.

  9. avatar
    hellbound heart | 9 February 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    predator and prey, hunter and quarry……
    commence stalking

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