kafka on the shore #1 by butchart

Ode to Kafka (on the shore)

it rained mackerel
the day the streets ran red
in different halves of the hole
kill a cat to make a flute
perhaps you’ll claim a soul
genders crossed
dreams were lost
looking for the bridge
somewhere on a mountain
refuge waits upon the ridge
the old man lost his feline tongue
the youth found hope in the sea
silent winds lulla bide the young
clouds cried extacy
a featherless colonel advanced the plan
a stone was turned at last
in the bloody entrails of the labyrinth
the future determined the past
final choices were driven
the sad lady forgiven
the mother the lover the wife
while in the moment
the portal closed
dark crow found meaning in life
we fight battles
not our own
to win the ones that are
head back to the sands
that measure your time
sliding through hands from afar

  • one is a series from the book of the same name by Haruki Murakami.


  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    oooooooh- ART!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ha roy… the closest i get to it anywyas…. thanks for dropping in…….b

    – butchart

  • Virginia Maguire
    Virginia Maguireabout 6 years ago

    very nice! shades of Chagall

  • wow.. thanks for the kind comment Virginia….. i appreciate it…..b

    – butchart

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinabout 6 years ago

    Love the energy in this work!

  • thanks so much TOTs …good to see you…hope you are well…….b

    – butchart

  • meltaylor
    meltaylorabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, bu!!
    Is it raining fish??

  • thanks mel…. yeah ,… it is…. i would have preferred men…. but the fish will have to do….. :)

    – butchart

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 6 years ago

    LOVE IT love it LOVE IT!
    (love you2)

  • thank you so much D…. and i love u 2….. muchly………b

    – butchart

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 6 years ago

    Great work B

  • thank you vickie… very much……. b

    – butchart

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    LOVE IT. perfect!

  • ah J…. i am so so glad you think so…. you just made my day,,, i can’t wait to get started on the others…… xxx…..b

    – butchart

  • darkestartist
    darkestartistabout 6 years ago

    I can’t wait FOR you to get started, either! bring it, mister!

  • primovista
    primovistaabout 6 years ago

    haven’t read Kafka yet, but this is brilliant :-)

    love the colours and the imagery, butch.

  • wow Paul.. thank you so much…. i highly recommend the book… i think you would really enjoy it….. great to hear feedback from you……b

    – butchart

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 6 years ago

    Too cool.
    I ❤ it greatly.
    Now you’re making wish I’d bought the book when I saw it….

  • thanks so much robin.. and DO buy the book… it’s wonderful…….b

    – butchart

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