posted on August 28, 2007 at 8:20 am

scarlet moon
pretty as you are
fall down on me
a mortal man
a musician a fool
a spring in a weary land
the treetops and little blue eggs
majestic raven on the wing
over the cold oceans currents
where i bathe
amidst the rollers and the weed
where the shells lie under sand
and glass worn smooth
salt that clings to my skin
and little fishes go by
and night comes down gently
like a woman coming down on a man
delicately the night straddles earth
and envelopes it in a warm dark embrace
it flaunts a huge swollen moon
and twinkling stars
a night dedicated to love
mosquitoes have appeared
in the blackness and the shadows of night
around little ceramic flowerpots
where the plants exhale oxygene
orchid moon
cactus moon
money tree moon
if only we could fly
my baby
if only we could skim thru that shifting air
if only we could leave at will
never mind
tonight love is in the stars
tonight that begins now
as i turn off this computer
and stride over stride
i walk away

46 Responses to “with our wings that bark”

  1. avatar
    mime | 28 August 2007 at 8:52 am #

    For some reason i read “streetcops” instead of “treetops”. What does that tell about me or my perception of SK’s words?

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 9:03 am #

    That was so beautiful sk, I just had a look outside, the clouds are still there, but it might just peep through. It’s such a perfect night for it, that’s for sure.
    Love Amanda

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    Faye | 28 August 2007 at 9:13 am #

    the little fan inside my computer is going into overdrive SK!..Lucky moon! xo

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 9:46 am #

    Oh my goodness! You are an exquisite man Mr.Kilbey! I think I need a chocolate,and a glass of wine,after that one!..enjoy the sweet moon tonight…I’m sure that if scarlet moon knew what you had just written about her,she’d be hovering low,over your house,and glowing on your lovely face…,as always,gen xxxxx

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    andmoreagain | 28 August 2007 at 10:28 am #

    I managed to wake up (it’s 3 in the morn) and witnessed the eclipse. Great poem to reflect on such a weird and beautiful vision.

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    mattdavison | 28 August 2007 at 10:39 am #

    Goodnight all mortals

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 10:43 am #

    “great night all immortals” x

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 11:01 am #

    i’ve just come in from watching the eclipse for a while…the moon’s so close i could touch it, this ageless unblinking being…you woo the night and your people with your words…love under the stars…
    love always, my astral friends
    -The Hellbound Heart

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    isolde | 28 August 2007 at 11:17 am #

    its like a huge dusky orange red planet hanging in the sky
    when it started it looked like a hazy cloud coming over but the crescent was forming
    theres been unusual clouds in the sky too, like big sweeps of a paintbrush and everything, the waves, the trees, the nightbirds are all so very still

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 11:37 am #

    Honestly,and sincerely…I wish you all could have seen it through/with my eyes…I’ve been on the front stairs,some little jazz numbers in the airs waves,and soaking it all in….It’s electric!…our world changes before our eyes,and as proof of our gratitude we,the world, stop to remember that we are a part of it’s eternal cycle..that moon…she’s always there..placid,and strong,giver of light,and taunter of lovers.tormentor of the lonely,and inspiration for the loony at ‘art..pure and absolute magic!…love to you SK,and all ye feinds,gen xxxxx…p.s.xxto you H.Heart!

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    lily was here | 28 August 2007 at 11:46 am #

    No wonder it was scarlet, it was blushing!

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    NickFiction | 28 August 2007 at 11:57 am #


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    fantasticandy | 28 August 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    jolly horny i thought!
    andy L.

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    lily was here | 28 August 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    ps my son, was born exactly 17yrs ago to this eclipse. ouch! But he was even more beautiful, and still is 🙂


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    Imber | 28 August 2007 at 12:26 pm #

    Checked out the moon tonight- just amazing!

  16. avatar
    matthew | 28 August 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    “A white moon appears/Like a hole in the sky…” thanks, more beautiful poetry man, loved the “stride over stride” reference.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    See, i told you Bewley Brothers was Bowie’s best song…

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    lovers want the moon…/cw

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    John Garratt | 28 August 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    You know what’s difficult? Reading these blogs when I’m swamped with work. Not only do I not have time to read them, but I can’t get in the proper mindset when I’m surrounded by folders and papers and my lower back hurts like a motherfucker.

    John Garratt

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    Cee | 28 August 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    The fog was hiding the moon within its skirts, still the magic could be felt.

    2 words for Garratt: lumbar pillow

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    Fire in Cairon | 28 August 2007 at 3:35 pm #

    Blame it on the Moon..?{?}

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    junior jizzkiss no no no! | 28 August 2007 at 4:17 pm #

    in order to expiate a niggle from the last 15 years: whose idea were those godawful Junior Vasquez remixes of Ripple?
    Did anyone like even 3 seconds of any of em? Did you have to pay that crap fucker for em?

  23. avatar
    verdelay | 28 August 2007 at 4:32 pm #

    Sometimes it’s better

    just to switch


  24. avatar
    John | 28 August 2007 at 4:52 pm #

    SK, thanks for the beautiful ‘soundtrack’ to this morning’s lunar display.

    HH, you ‘speak’ volumes with so few, well-chosen words. I second your comments.


  25. avatar
    JONNY HOLLYWOOD | 28 August 2007 at 6:04 pm #

    that was some Fool Blooded Moon…
    Virgoan Blues

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    davem | 28 August 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    I say..that was a tad steamy.
    Cloudy here, I’ve had a crappy day and I’m feeling disconnected from TTB. Tomorrow is another day. That was a Scarlet too.

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    timf | 28 August 2007 at 8:02 pm #

    and night comes down gently
    like a woman coming down on a man

    ….for crying out load Kilbey!

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 8:42 pm #

    SK…where did you come from?…out of this world,I’m sure!…This is stunning…I could read it again,and again,and again…and again…/v.ChW

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    JJ | 28 August 2007 at 9:06 pm #

    Erotic entry today. Blood-red moon was interesting to see last night, with the eclipse. Ancient cultures trembled at the sight, apparently. Some trembling too from eros.

    Enjoyed this one.

  30. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 28 August 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    Sk’s nature references are always sanctifying and edifying. I was elated to visit the MSN.COM search engine and notice the outstanding reviews for EVERY CHURCH CD.

  31. avatar
    kat | 28 August 2007 at 9:28 pm #

    child of the moon, maybe not as lonely tho.

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    Mmm..In the light of day,this is stil unimaginably yummy!for the Sun,and the Moon who share this world,I will be forever grateful…/jb

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    Good morning SK!..SKonna be a bright,bright,sun shiney day!…love,as always,gen xxxxx

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    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi sk, last night was magic, the moon together with this poem was just so purrrrfect!
    Have another beautiful day today tb.
    Love Amanda
    P.S. to timf-well if you don’t feel the pure pleasure from this blog man, you’re the one that should be cryin’..doood!

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    knot | 28 August 2007 at 11:55 pm #

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    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 12:18 am #

    There’s some beauty
    some serenade
    it’s a nice shot at eroticsm
    if you’re trying to be funny again
    imagine someone taking this seriously
    inviting you to a poetry reading
    and you say “huge swollen moon”
    as you try not to laugh a little
    you may as well earn
    the rating between
    you’re the artist (hey, I’m smiling)

    I thought the color was a raw umber/dark cadmium red.
    The westerlies usually have night fall where you’re at Cee….just thought you might like to know through my eyes at little north of you.


    Genx, it’s bittersweet rememebering Mancini and Peter Sellers- thankyousomuch. (CA accent)

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    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 1:10 am #

    Art…good morning,beautiful one!…yes,if the music were here,I would be dancing….the full deep crimson moon,has come full circle…it identifies with it’s own neverending,blissful peace,as a symbol of constance…some things can never be explained,and some can…the moon is always there…for something that is represented,at a glance,by the untouched,as a white sphere,it sure does throw off a lot of different visions..and I’m sure,that in your heart the moon has many varied,and vivid visages….love to you..xxxgenx

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 1:35 am #

    we ain’t never been to the moon..

    it’s all lies

    President Carter!!

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 1:56 am #

    Oh, please do not comment anymore “Art”, you are one miserable person. The stuff you waffle on about is MORE than laughable.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 2:15 am #

    There’s no such thing as “bad art”!…oh,keeper of the comments page,i.e.get your “control fix” somewhere else,you miserable twit!

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    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 2:22 am #

    The moon reveals her secrets for you,and only you ..that is the nature of this moon,in our time and space….

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    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 2:23 am #

    Stop defending that “Art twit”, who is she to tell ttb that his poem is a joke and accuse him of other shit that she did on previous blogs? Who’s the fucking freak???

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 2:31 am #

    oh,stop sides are splitting,from laughter!

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    melquiades | 29 August 2007 at 2:33 am #

    It was a full moon last night.

  45. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 2:36 am #

    11:56: take your Art censorship elsewhere, you laughingstock.


  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 August 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Thank-you SK…such a warmth to your poetry,even though I may be blushing!*..very inspirational blogge..I must say!

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