CHILDREN OF THE HOLY

CHILDREN OF THE HOLY

A Poem by kublakhan27
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The pale naked students
of a sunburned horizon
have risen to their twelve-stringed
master's toll in hypnotic bliss
fueled by summit echo

So engrossed they cannot be told apart
Only the objective is deciphered
in the scurrying and scampering
The course of the craggy mountainside

Children on the climb

scattered and sprawled upon the weathered stones
feeling for a grip / clawing for a crevice
that will humour them with leverage
until the light demands the next step

Climbing to be claimed

offered to the light of origin
on the peak of the rocky pedestal

Children of an age
Heirs of history
Pale naked generation

© 2012 kublakhan27


Author's Note

kublakhan27
Inspired by the cover art of Led Zeppelin's "Houses Of The Holy" album. This was originally titled The Climb...then THAT song came out and THIS title got changed :P

(Album artwork by Hipgnosis)

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The song remains the same as does your poetry, impeccable. I think this is my favorite of yours to date Steve...I love that first verse, and it just got better. You know what they say, there is no such thing as a good Led Zeppelin song, only awesome songs, I could certainly say the same about your poetry. Outstanding my dear friend.

'master's toll in hypnotic bliss
fueled by summit echo'

That's money right there dude, ha did I forget to say holy cats! ;-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Dear friend, you have no idea how happy I was to read these words...I didn't bank on smiling a whole.. read more



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The song remains the same as does your poetry, impeccable. I think this is my favorite of yours to date Steve...I love that first verse, and it just got better. You know what they say, there is no such thing as a good Led Zeppelin song, only awesome songs, I could certainly say the same about your poetry. Outstanding my dear friend.

'master's toll in hypnotic bliss
fueled by summit echo'

That's money right there dude, ha did I forget to say holy cats! ;-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Dear friend, you have no idea how happy I was to read these words...I didn't bank on smiling a whole.. read more
Looking at that cover and reading your words was cool. You were channeling Zeppelin for sure. Love! Angi~

Posted 7 Years Ago


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kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Haha my Dad had the album (which I now have) so they've been ingrained in my conscience for as long .. read more
Angi

7 Years Ago

...and that is a very good thing. You are welcome.
kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

:)
Love the album, also interesting poem with some good topic, especially agree with the last stanza....great job

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Same here, it's one of my favourites...thank you Nick.
The line, "heirs of history" is particularly resonant. It portrays a bitter fact well. We are the keepers of the present, the architects of the future, and as you said, the heirs of history. The past, and all the good and bad that comes with it is ours. We reap what those that came before us have sown.

And the cycle continues on as we plant our own bitter harvest.

A thought provoking write, my friend. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

-Caradoc

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

I agree wholeheartedly, and can add little else...this started out as an experiment and became a com.. read more
Your words make this writing very surreal...music often inspires my work too. Very esoteric; this is good stuff!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Thanks very much :)
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wondrous creation...Brilliant!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much :)
Inspired write from an Album Cover , deep love the imagery .

Posted 8 Years Ago


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kublakhan27

8 Years Ago

Thanks, glad you like it^^
I love the ending -
"Children of an age
Heirs of history
Pale naked generation"
Speaking of a generation past, the children climbing on the sunburned horizon, knowing Led Zeppelins music, and The House of Holy - You have a good inspiration here. Yes I can see the inspiration from the cover, but I also see the inspiration from the music -
"The pale naked students
of a sunburned horizon
have risen to their twelve-stringed
master's toll in hypnotic bliss
fueled by summit echo"
Hypnotic bliss - fueled by summit echo. Naked Students, this is not all of a serious piece, but one of state of mind. Well OK serious maybe the wrong word, what I meant was emotional...
There is a lot to be said of Led Zeppelin's work, and the picture you have used. The imagery you have given us here is extraordinary!
"scattered and sprawled upon the weathered stones
feeling for a grip / clawing for a crevice
that will humour them with leverage
until the light demands the next step"
Again great stanza - state of mind, children of the climb - house of holy, but how holy? Awe yes my friend lots to ponder here... Yet another great piece of work you have created!


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

8 Years Ago

Haha I'm not surprised, we seem to be on the same wavelength on a lot of things :)
The Random Writings Of Me..Kates

8 Years Ago

Yes we are! lol
kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

lol :)
I have to laugh at myself. A shared context is so important. On first reading, I had not read your author's notes and the whole thing seemed to be about a bunch of art students with guitars and paint/cameras climbing a mountain that had a 12-string guru playing mantras at the mouth of a cave. Then I found the notes, looked at the album cover and it all made sense. Tutor turtle has survived another trip in Sherman's WayBack machine. Kubi you are a rascal of sorts, aren't you? :O)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

8 Years Ago

LOL I'm not a natural rascal but I seem to have acquired that ability in recent times :D I always e.. read more
Great poem. The transcending towards a higher purpose while children are climbing to reach their desired mountain tops is very inspirational. Great visionary diction as well. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

8 Years Ago

Thanks very much :)

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