A Poet | Washing Clean the Destruction

wash clean the destruction © j.kiley 17*

A Poet
by j.kiley
Blackout Poem

A poet feels
Expresses feeling
through words
people think they feel
that’s thinking
not feeling
poetry is feeling

not a single human (being)
can be taught to feel
to be nobody-but-yourself
in a world (which is) doing its best
to make you everybody else

expressing nobody-but-yourself
means working harder than
anyone who isn’t a poet
can possibly imagine

till death


It’s the most wonderful life

I feel

© j.kiley 17

From: e. e. cummings ‘A Poet’s Advice To Students’

*Background painting used in repetition by j.kiley

Vesperae solennes de confessore . K339: Laudate Dominum
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Essential Piece of Music found in the film ‘MOONLIGHT’

MOONLIGHT Won Best Picture Oscar 2017
Only after the wrong Film was announced first
One of the Many Insane Moments for the Academy Awards
I’d put it at No. 1 for Major Fuck Ups!

‘Moonlight’ deserved the Award. It is Zen . It feels timeless
An Amazing . Uplifting . Flowing Experience
Taking us through the growth of a young boy into a man
Discovering he is alone . Gay . Facing Bullying
One parent (his mother) who is not really there
Two kind strangers who show him unconditional love
A friend who shows him tenderness

I write about Moonlight in connection with my poem ‘A POET’
The Reason . Moonlight is Poetry Inside a Film
It will change the Way We See . the Way We Feel
The Inner Definition of Poetry

– j.kiley

Nothing’s There


Nothing’s There
Blackout Poem
by j.kiley

A moment left to laugh
Than trial

Let the high power
Wander restlessly

Assured by the intelligence
Of the music in the air

Voices lit up
With a sudden pleasure

Prohibiting Shakespeare
Forgotten it’s old

The reason beautiful people
Attracted by old things

The new ones
Are horrible

They’re nothing

© j.kiley 17

Nor Hell A Fury

Nor Hell A Fury
Blackout Poem
Created by j.kiley
Inspired by BBC Series
“Doctor Foster”


The Mourning Bride
Act III Scene I


Is it my love? ask again
That Question, speak again that soft Voice,
And love again with Wishes in thy Eyes.
O no! thou can’st not. . .

Can’st thou forgive me then? wilt thou believe
So kindly of my Fault, to call it Madness?
O, give that Madness yet a milder Name,
And call it Passion; then, be still more kind,
And call that Passion Love.

Hell! Hell!
Yet I’ll be calm. . .
But now that Dawn begins, and the slow Hand
Of Fate is stretch’d to draw the Veil, and leave
Thee bare. . .

Heav’n has no Rage, like Love and Hatred turn’d,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d.

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Passages from “The Mourning Bride”
A Tragedy [Premiered 319 years ago in 1697]
Playwright William Congreve

J.W.Waterhouse, Medea / Gemaelde, 1906-07 - J.W.Waterhouse / Medea / Painting -

Medea – John William Waterhouse – Nor Hell A Fury

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‘maggie the cat’

In the ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides, Medea was the sorceress who assisted Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece and later became his wife. Jason betrayed Medea by divorcing her and marrying another. In Medea’s transformation, she progresses from suicidal despair to sadistic fury. Her revenge on Jason’s betrayals start with a series of murders, culminating in the murder of their two young children. When Jason comes to her, she has their two children brought forth. Jason is horrified when he sees that his two children are indeed dead. The pleasure Medea experiences while watching Jason’s suffering outweighed her feelings of remorse for what she had done. As Jason mourns, Medea escapes through the help of The King of Athens, Aegeus. Medea created a brew for the King’s infertility in exchange for sanctuary in Athens. Medea’s plight, under the circumstances of the day, a certain sympathy can be felt. After everything she did to make Jason succeed. His actions, in turn, are to abandon her to climb the ladder of success by marrying the daughter of the King of Corinth.

maggie-the-cat-paw-print1Jealousy contains such depth of rage, at times, but it does not forgive such acts of depravity. Knowing the whole story does give one understanding, and makes Medea a sympathic character of mythology. Maggie the Cat | Roars & Purrs