Friday, April 22, 2011

China Cat Sunflower

China Cat Sunflower

Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.
Look for awhile at the China Cat Sunflower
proud-walking jingle in the midnight sun
Copper-dome Bodhi drip a silver kimono
like a crazy-quilt stargown
through a dream night wind
Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana
like a one-eyed Cheshire
like a diamond-eye Jack
A leaf of all colors plays
a golden string fiddle
to a double-e waterfall over my back
Comic book colors on a violin river
crying Leonardo words

from out a silk trombone
I rang a silent bell
beneath a shower of pearls
in the eagle wing palace
of the Queen Chinee


  1. Jer, whats shakin? I have about 70 streams on my IPOD at work and I leave them on in my room on the ship. This morning as I was walking from my car down the pier I was thinking, "You know I don't hear enough New Speedway Boogie on the stream." So of course I forgot about that thought and moved on. When I opened the door to my Stateroom, of course I was greeeted by "Well I don't know, but I been told..." What a great way to start off a friday!

    As I have told you before, Your streams make it easier for me to leave my wife and children and defend freedom and democracy around the world. When ever I get depressed, I go for a run and turn on one of your shows.

    Thanks again, Keep on Keepin on and burn brightly!

  2. Thank you so much friend. I love doing the Streams and it helps to know that people find value in them.

    Keep on Streaming - you know this darkness has got to give.

    Jer Bear