Black Cat Bone

These are poems of thwarted love and disappointment, of raw desire, of the stalking beast, 'eye-teeth/and muzzle/coated with blood'; poems that recognise 'we have too much to gain from the gods, and this is why/they fail to love us'; poems ...

Black Cat Bone

John Burnside's remarkable book is full of strange, unnerving poems that hang in the memory like a myth or a song. These are poems of thwarted love and disappointment, of raw desire, of the stalking beast, 'eye-teeth/and muzzle/coated with blood'; poems that recognise 'we have too much to gain from the gods, and this is why/they fail to love us'; poems that tell of an obsessive lover coming to grief in a sequence that echoes the old murder ballads, or of a hunter losing himself in the woods while pursuing an unknown and possibly unknowable quarry. Drawing on sources as various as the paintings of Pieter Brueghel and the lyrics of Delta blues, Black Cat Bone examines varieties of love, faith, hope and illusion, to suggest an unusual possibility: that when the search for what we expected to find - in the forest or in our own hearts - ends in failure, we can now begin the hard and disciplined quest for what is actually there. Full of risk and wonder, Black Cat Bone shows the range of Burnside's abilities, but also strikes out for new territories. He remains consistently, though, one of our finest living lyric poets and each of these astonishing poems is as clear and memorable as 'a silver bracelet//falling for days/through an inch and a half/of ice'.

Black Cat Bone

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Black Cat Bone

"Robert Johnson was born in rural Mississippi and died young, leaving little behind except blues like no one sung the blues before him. A legend says that Robert sold his soul to the devil in return for becoming King of the Delta Blues."--From source other than the Library of Congress

Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina

boiling a black cat alive. When the deputy sheriff kicked off the lid of the kettle,
Hester claimed he was cooking an opossum, but later confessed that he was “
boiling the cat to get a supposed lucky bone—to rid him of 'de trubbles he is bin
had' ...

Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina


The Asylum Dance

This is territory that Burnside has made his own: a domestic world threaded through with myth and longing, beyond which lies a no man's land - the 'somewhere in between' - of dusk or dawn, of mists or sudden light, where the epiphanies are.

The Asylum Dance

Lucid, tender, and strangely troubling, the poems in The Asylum Dance - which won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry - are hymns to the tension between the sanctuary of home and the lure of escape. This is territory that Burnside has made his own: a domestic world threaded through with myth and longing, beyond which lies a no man's land - the 'somewhere in between' - of dusk or dawn, of mists or sudden light, where the epiphanies are. Using the framework of four long poems, 'Ports', 'Settlements', 'Fields' and 'Roads', the poet balances presence with absence; we are shown the homing instinct - felt in the blood and marrow - as a pull to refuge, simplicity, and a safe haven, while at the same time hearing the siren call from the world beyond: the thrilling expectancy of fairground or dancehall, the possibilities of the open road. With a confident open line and complete command of the language, John Burnside writes with grace, agility and profound philosophical purpose, confirming his position in the front rank of contemporary poetry.

The Hunt in the Forest

With this extraordinary collection of fleet and deftly beautiful poems, John Burnside confirms his place at the forefront of writing, as one of a handful of truly important British poets working today.

The Hunt in the Forest

Taking its title from Uccello's famous painting of a band of men - on foot and on horseback - massing for the chase, John Burnside's new poems take us on a journey out of the light and into the darkness, where we may just as easily lose ourselves as find what we are looking for. In these poems of hunting and predation, Burnside explores our most deep-rooted and primeval pursuits: romantic love, memory, selfhood, grief, the recollection of the dead. Yet just as we seek, so are we sought out: at any moment we may slide into loss or be gathered in by some otherworldly light; at any moment, the angel of the annunciation may seek us out and demand some astonishing transformation. Even in the pursuit of love, or in the exercise of memory, we fall into snares and become entangled in veils; just as we are always on the point of discovery, so we are always a hair's-breadth away from being lost. Concerned with love and mourning, with what we discover and what remains hidden - with learning how to follow the trail through the forest and find the way home - above all, these poems are about the quest: knowing that whatever we bring back from the hunt, it is always hard-won and never fully our own. With this extraordinary collection of fleet and deftly beautiful poems, John Burnside confirms his place at the forefront of writing, as one of a handful of truly important British poets working today.

Dragonfly

she'd said, gazing halfasleep at the firelit tumble of waves, “what I need is a black
cat bone.” “What's that?” “A black cat bone is part of the Root Man's medicine.
Stronger than any force in nature, because its powers are supernatural. An
oldtime ...

Dragonfly

Dr. Joe Bryce, a dedicated physician, has spent the last three years in war-torn Africa. Having left his millionaire fiancee at the altar, the con man continued his string of taking advantage of rich women to fund his living the high life on his yacht, the Dragonfly. In Nimrod's Chapel, GA, he meets the hottest-selling American romance author, Abby Abelard -- a blindingly beautiful and wealthy woman, but one paralyzed after a hit-and-run accident. Her uncle, Dr. Luke, and his wife, Charlene, a substance abuser, like Joe, have secrets of their own. A number of other mysterious characters add to the intrigue and suspenseful storyline. Abby's life has turned upside down. Friends are proving to be brutal enemies, and enemies terrifying friends.

The Language of the Blues from Alcorub to Zuzu

BLACK CAT BONE Europeans consider black cats unlucky , but African
American hoodoo practitioners believe that every black cat has one magic bone
that is a powerful mojo , or charm . Some hoodoo practitioners claim that carrying
a black ...

The Language of the Blues from Alcorub to Zuzu

A dictionary of blues lyrics invites listeners to interpret what they hear in blues songs and blues culture, and includes excerpts from interviews with such musicians as Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, and Buddy Guy.

The Alienvirus

Willie Dixon's song "Hoochie Coochie Man" mentions a "black cat bone" along
with his mojo and his John the Conqueror: all are artifacts in hoodoo magic.
Given the traditional association between black cats and witchcraft, a black cat
bone is ...

The Alienvirus


One Year Gone

Why do you want to talk to her?” “You have some really strong ingredients
downstairs, stuff that could be used in some pretty powerful spells. Plus, you tried
to sell my girlfriend a necklace with a black cat's bone on it.” “I did? I didn't know
that.

One Year Gone

Dean believes that Sam is in Hell so he is trying to keep his promise to his brother and live a normal live with Lisa and Ben. When he realizes that a spell in the Necronomicon could raise Lucifer and therefore Sam, he convinces his new family to travel with him on vacation to Salem. Meanwhile Sam is not as far away as Dean thinks and is determined to protect his brother from the Salem witches... A Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series! Twenty-seven years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father taught the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America... and how to kill it. This story will fill in gaps in the Supernatural timeline thanks to the author's first-hand knowledge of the show and unrivalled access to the show's creator

Journal of the Folklore Institute

The Black Cat Bone , on the other hand , is a much more sinister object , at least
in the manner in which it is purportedly collected . According to folklore the black
cat has within its body a single bone with magical properties , properties ...

Journal of the Folklore Institute


Black and African Writing

“But, Mamam”, Minette said, “it IS true about Miss Myra. She has a black cat's
bone. She uses it to do voodoo”. “What is voodoo?” Laura asked. “Strange magic
”, Boo answered. “Oh, I don't believe in magic”, Laura said. “You will”, Minette
said.

Black and African Writing


The Savor the South Cookbooks 10 Volume Omnibus E book

The next verse continues in the present, with the narrator boasting that he has the
power of several voodoo charms rolled into one: the black cat bone, the John the
Conqueror root, and the mojo hand (a perfumed, red flannel bag with mystical ...

The Savor the South   Cookbooks  10 Volume Omnibus E book

Each little cookbook in our SAVOR THE SOUTH® collection is a big celebration of a beloved food or tradition of the American South. From buttermilk to bourbon, pecans to peaches, one by one SAVOR THE SOUTH® cookbooks will stock a kitchen shelf with the flavors and culinary wisdom of this popular American regional cuisine. Written by well-known cooks and food lovers, the books brim with personality, the informative and often surprising culinary and natural history of southern foodways, and a treasure of some fifty recipes each—from delicious southern classics to sparkling international renditions that open up worlds of taste for cooks everywhere. You'll want to collect them all. This Omnibus E-Book brings together for the first time the first 10 books published in the series. You'll find: Buttermilk by Debbie Moose Pecans by Kathleen Purvis Peaches by Kelly Alexander Tomatoes by Miriam Rubin Biscuits by Belinda Ellis Bourbon by Kathleen Purvis Okra by Virginia Willis Pickles and Preserves by Andrea Weigl Sweet Potatoes by April McGreger Southern Holidays by Debbie Moose Included are almost 500 recipes for these uniquely Southern ingredients.

The Second Line

64 The black cat bone is I believe my good gal has found my a luck talisman to
keep in the pocket , black cat bone the equivalent of a rabbit ' s foot , and I say , I
believe my good gal has found valuable in love . 65 my black cat bone In my ...

The Second Line


The Frank C Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina

boiling a black cat alive . When the deputy sheriff kicked off the lid of the kettle ,
Hester claimed he was cooking an opossum , but later confessed that he was "
boiling the cat to get a supposed lucky bone - to rid him of ' de trubbles he is bin ...

The Frank C  Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore  Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina

Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals&—Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members&—and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.

Frank C Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore the Folklore of North Carolina Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina 2 v

The Geechee witch gets her power by carrying a bone procured in this manner ,
and “ I will use my blackcat bone ” is said ... While the laborers were straining
away , one of the men was telling them how much a black cat bone would
expedite ...

Frank C  Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore  the Folklore of North Carolina  Popular beliefs and superstitions from North Carolina  2 v


Living Country Blues

Black Cat Bone 1 . I ' m gonna buy me a Black Cat Bone , ( 2 ) Remember ' bout
me , woman they tell me this all right . 2 . Well , I had , well , I had me a black cat
one time , Let me tell what I had , I had me a black cat one time , Well , I taught
that ...

Living Country Blues


The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore A F

Black Cat Bone bottom songs , from Jelly Roll Morton ' s “ Black Bottom Stomp " to
Blind Boy Fuller ' s “ Black Bottom Blues I Crave My Pig Meat . ” Although the
black bottom lasted only about two years as a popular social dance , it was ...

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore  A F

Contains over seven hundred entries on African American folklore, including music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, and proverbs.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

... articulated a swaggering masculinity—as in Dixon's “I'm Your Hoochie-
Coochie Man,” recorded by Waters in 1954, which finds its assertiveness in the
language of both southern folk religion and trafficked female flesh: I got a black
cat bone I ...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways. The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.