posted on April 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm
absurdist mathematic

absurdist mathematic

on the day they unchained song

the earth in rebellion shook its lakes and seas

and a rainbow formed in the air signifying a truce like vapour

the sky trembled in its vault almost unhinged from its great hook

and creatures wriggled in dark fjords that go so deep into us yet

a song strode through the world for the first time

the first ever song with doubtless its words of love and praise

in sanskrit maybe or some unknown african tongue

words appear in the singers mind as though from a wellspring on high

the song cant go where it doesnt belong

not on desolate cliff tops where wind hammers hard

or in sleazy old streets with brothel or bazaar

song of kings king of songs

you produce a night to fall in love

you produce the softest women and hardest drugs

you stud the firmament with sapphire flashed starred points

but youre never still you never linger for long

a travelling song you walk through the forests

a quickening song you live in the air

song to be whispered in tiniest of ears

song sung by cats and by distant dark birds

song on the cusp of the dream in the night

the night after the day they unchained song

12 Responses to “the day they unchained song”

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    Kohl Ette | 28 April 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    She reminded him of some shy animal
    was all that surfaced to mind
    as she climbed up and down pipes
    in search of escape from the labyrinth city
    the long worm jerked and jerked
    at each irksome stop it seemed relentless
    as pressure within eardrum not popped
    till from a hill top an expanse of
    eucalypt tract could be gripped
    by eager eye and open heart and
    descending into new territory
    the sight of light on pacific hurt the eye
    so pleasurably the pain preventing cry
    until reaching some tribe
    she found the lifegivers regretful
    the offspring rebellious
    each mourning for the same lost childhood
    yet neither able to utter the truth to
    any good effect
    each mourning for the same
    frightful sight of aging
    and unable to hear eachother’s fear
    or reassure,
    so insulated in each proud cringing state.
    Only after the young fled to the edge of reason
    and back to ramshackle pack
    could the contrasting beauty be seen
    to be appreciated
    and something sang to them
    totally irrational
    transcending conscious duty
    yes purely beautiful and
    only learned from animal.
    So the lone creature returned
    to the zoo not changed
    or chained, restored.
    Then she resumed
    feeding anew much
    like before.

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    andy | 29 April 2013 at 12:31 am #

    oooh! that second track…..
    it’a a good album sure,
    but that second track…..
    aural magic.

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    Steven Krut | 29 April 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Unfortunately, the first song was “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!. Other than that it was a momentous occasion, as you so eloquently describe.

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    Sunshine | 29 April 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Love it, Steve. Another beautiful gem.

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    Polaris | 29 April 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Absurdist mathematic…haha!! – part one.

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    Bernadette Keys | 29 April 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Killa do you ever make these writings into songs? or is there a distinction between your poetry and your music?


  7. avatar
    Polaris | 29 April 2013 at 11:32 am #

    There goes part two – :))

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    Polaris | 30 April 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Apologies: all humour aside. This gorgeous piece, to me is like .. The birth of music – which begins with all creation – almost like magic – bewildered and amazed – it goes from head to mouth to air – the natural placement of sound/song – singing derived from a mysterious foreign place – inspirate motivate from the core – the task of songwriter – the classification of song – what it can emote. These elements of which Church songs contain so perfectly.
    Without life – there is no music.

    • avatar
      Sherril | 12 May 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      I love your words Polaris!

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    rustywilloughby | 10 May 2013 at 11:32 am #

    wow. this one is really nice. thank you!

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    Sherril | 12 May 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    wonderful words Steve…you are truly a bonafide genius

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