AT THE SHOCK

 

In memoriam Noel Scott Engel. Words written in praise in the style of Scott Walker

 

 

 

 

Attend

 

The blessed Sundog

Has died

 

Wrapped in the folds

of his

Blanket

 

The electrician entrances

and then skitters away

Back

To blue

 

Over the scented houses

The soak

Of piss in the rain

and lost London

 

Mist on traced mornings

Montague terrace

 

Torn

 

Here are the rivers of grey

That his voice chocolate covered

A violin made of muscle

Triplets that fed music

 

Cream

 

The lost boy in the field

The boy child’s war

Now surrendered

 

Before death and darkness

As the song dog barks

 

The words scar

 

Like a dog

You’ve died low

A diminuendo

Light fading

 

We glimpse your shadow

In shadow

Noble

 

Then still

 

Down the lane

 

Are you in the garden?

Or yard?

 

Shunting your last childhood

Echoes

 

76

 

Young boy rising

Laughing his ass

 

In the sun

 

White angel

Scott

Scott

Scott

Scott

Noel Engel

 

I

We

Beseech you

Return

To revalue

 

Beneath the surfeit clasp

Changes ring

 

It was your love in the fog

Your bicycle

Cap rim lowered

 

Darts In west London

While other artists arced

After you

 

THAT MADE THE FIRE BURN HARD

 

The Samuel Beckett of song

Mussolini meat

Spent before you

 

Swan’s wing

Beating wildly

Against the broken wall

 

Or the girl

 

This Evolution in sound

That scrapes akin the star chamber

 

Swedish breasts

You once married

Are blossoming Now

 

Blossoming

 

Even roses stare

Sky

 

Cloud-block of strings

As the 7th chime

Lays suspended

 

Diminished

Shock stings us

 

The silence you masked

Swallows scurf

 

It is not what we need

To push past

Without you

 

So

 

Seranwrap spirit

 

Vintaging

Your century

 

 

(SILENCE)

 

Brel.

 

Raining today

It

 

Scott

 

Is.

 

 

 

David Erdos 26th March 2019

Sent from my iPhone


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