End Begins

by Brian Routh

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It is time to move

out of the bush

time to isolate

the rooms

close up

the gaps

step out

from the lapse

forget the clouds

that gloomily hang

about the centres

stopping the breath

from freely passing

to be alone

as we all must be

in birth and death

no holding of hands

or clinging

to a mother

it is time for me to be

to check myself


within the spaces

of walking

through the avenues

of trees

that bend their branches

their infant leaves

richly green

drinking sap

detaching and falling

to the ground

agonizing moments

of heart's despair

in air

on ground

to breathe a sound

alone in darkness

hollow sound

echos back

to the sender

remember the passion

of the garden dreams

the wearing of robes

the ceremonies of men

the making of vows

God, esteem and glory

step out from it



has to be

all will wither

no more sound

in the cathedral

of creation

where all ends

where all begins

in our birth

is our death

the end begins again


released April 3, 2011
music and words: Brian Routh



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Brian Routh Leicester, UK

Since 1980 Brian Routh (Kipper Kids) has collaborated with and appeared with Karen Finley, Henry Rollins, Public Image, Genesis P. Orridge, Sex Pistols, Joanna Went, Eric Bogosian, Anne Bean, Bow Gamelan, Lol Coxhill, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Ian Hinchcliffe among others.
He has showed his digital movies at the Royal Academy and sound works at Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
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