Self portrait.

I pushed the button
Somebody opened the door
Her name was Monika
And Monika was mine ever more
She said I can’t be held responsible
For all the guilt in this world
Seven years is enough for any boy or girl

She set fire to the house
And watched it burn down to the ground

The house was in darkness
Monika made me insist
If you want to stay that’s alright
But it’s at your own risk
Keep your mouth shut
Keep it bottled up inside your head
Love is disappeared
Love is vanished all hope is dead

She set fire to the house
And watched it burn down to the ground

Pretty flames
Illuminated the night
Monika’s face was snow white
If she was ever unfaithful to me
Well I didn’t notice

There are murders
That aren’t murders
And they happen every single day
We break our promises
We find it hard to break away
Only Monika she left first
And in that cold clear dawn light
An empty can of kerosene
Helped that house of love burn down so bright

She set fire to the house
And watched it burn down to the ground

Watched it burn down to the ground

Stephen Cummings/Andrew Pendlebury


fire, flame, kitsmumma, love, madness, murder, red, self portrait, emotion, pain

Australian Fine Art Photographer, Dip of Fine Arts (Photography), whose work is inspired by a love of nature and the abstract.
My photographs concentrate on the light, lines, colour, shape and form found in nature…… from bushland to beaches, even my own backyard.
I hope to surprise and intrigue the viewer with my work and explore the notion that beauty exists everywhere…in the right light!

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  • Hien Nguyen
    Hien Nguyenalmost 7 years ago

    awesome, as usual :)

  • abefleur
    abefleuralmost 7 years ago

    fantastic – you are so original and just keep coming up with new and amazing art- – love the description too,

  • alistair mcbride
    alistair mcbridealmost 7 years ago

    Nice work Sylvia really captures the song,just got his album "Close Ups’ a few weeks ago,lots of great acoustic versions of his old songs and this was one.

  • Damian
    Damianalmost 7 years ago

    Looks very cool, as well as sinister!

  • Andrew Bosman
    Andrew Bosmanalmost 7 years ago

    I knew that house would bring out the best in you Sylvia! Very cool.
    Love the new profile shot too :-)

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    Hi Hien, thanks so much, you are too kind. Glad you liked it.

  • Halcyon007
    Halcyon007almost 7 years ago

    Wow. The kind of image you can stare at for hours and yet still find something new each time – Brilliant

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    Hi Deborah, we must have been commenting on each others work at the same time………spooky! I do have a vivid imagination but am also very inspired by music that I love. This is son is by an Australian artist named Stephen Cummings, if you get the chance look it up on youtube and have a listen, I’m sure you’ll love the song………it is very beautiful and haunting! Love your comments.

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    alistair, we seem to have similar excellent taste in music! This is another old favourite. I have a couple of versions of it and love the one with Rebecca Barnard singing it. Thanks so much for your great comments.

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    Hi Damian, thanks so much. I think she was once a fair maiden driven to the point of madness and murder!

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