posted on September 27, 2007 at 3:38 am

come round the corner
i see a fleur de lis
formed by 2 lizards biting a third lizard
on either side just below the head
this 12 legged monster enjoined in the rites of spring
can go vertical or horizontal
it seems not to matter much
up and down the suncaked orange baked bricks
the lizards all flip around
trying to get on top of the others
sometimes other lizards appear
their heads popping up from the grass
and outta the bricks
their sleek brown bodies glint in the sun
i pick up on the lizards wavelength
they are not at all afraid of me
they say
they can intuit goodwill
however they fear my clumsiness
im standing very still then i communicate
good say the lizards all together
suddenly i’m aware of the reptilian rustle
the lizard airwavelengths are valve bouncing out
like sparks in the static
like a field of electric and aromatic information
like the fine tuning of a microscope
like the individual markings n tiny perfect scales
the deep beauty in the lizards eye
betrayed by their violent congress
is there no romance?
i think-ask them
no none says one
unless its loving on the face of a wall
the sunlight warming your cold blood up and up
the light penetrating your scales
filling your head with a dazzling boiling colour
red expoding slowly into purple blue
as you become warmer you become faster
taking advantage of the velocity of the light
the chatter in the field multiplies
we apprehend messages
we perceive subtle changes in conditions
as the sunlight intensifies
as it beats down on our absorbing hides
yes as we drink in the sun
and our veins fill with its fire
we are dragons in all but size
filled with fiery anger and desire
filled with springs imprecations
filled with lusts angles and slips
we bite into each other
and remain
with jaws clamped tight
until dislodged by night

66 Responses to “concert pitch fork lift home wood bound”

  1. avatar
    mattdavison | 27 September 2007 at 4:35 am #

    Wolfe feels good…

    Ah I don’t know…

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 4:58 am #

    Hi Steve,

    This is about yesterday’s great blog. I didn’t get to read until today. Hopefully the request for relevant comments allows for some delays in communication.

    Cohen wrote Suzanne in Montreal. Old Montreal where many of the aprtments/buildings overlook the St. Lawrence River. Some of the buildings date back to the late 1600 hundreds. Most are fabulous structures made of heavy beige and gray stone. This part of the city has many narrow cobble stoned streets.

    The province of Quebec and especially Montreal are filled with old churches with their accompanying spires and statues of Christ on the cross.

    In an interview Cohen mentioned that he could see both the river and an imposing figure of Christ on the cross.

    He spoke about the lady in question but I won’t elaborate here. I really like your interpretation.

    I just wanted to say thanks for the great read and perhaps alter your vision of British Columbia to Montreal- Cohen’s hometown.

    – Matt

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 5:17 am #

    That was a nice springtime feeling blog sk.

    (I just read in The Age that there were 1,000, yes 1,000!!!, skimpy bikini clad girls on Bondi Beach today posing for a magazine shoot…I thought I saw you in the background in black and wraparound shades????)

    Have a beautiful day sk and see you tomorrow, yay!!
    Love Amanda

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 6:16 am #

    I thought Jim was the lizard king?..Damn!’re good at this,aren’t you…fanning myself,cause of the tropical heat in this here garden.outside in the hall there’s a cat fight,it’s just after midnight.i guess i feel alright.layin out on the floor,….xo…/jb

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 27 September 2007 at 6:20 am #

    you know i met Cliff Morrison way back when, Jim’s real son…

  6. avatar
    verdelay | 27 September 2007 at 6:26 am #

    All men will be lizards then
    Until the night shall free them

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 6:33 am #

    I have just come back from a swim…think I need to go back again!..dizzy lizzy!..edibly audible!when Jim is king you will be firstthe against the wall..mmmmm…sheeesh!

  8. avatar
    long john silver | 27 September 2007 at 6:39 am #

    so saucey Steve!..tres dangereux.god gave lizards cold blood because their desires were extraordinarily fiery..ooohhh,n it makes you wonder

  9. avatar
    Faye | 27 September 2007 at 6:58 am #

    {GULP!*}….love and peace and love,and did I mention LURVE?! xo

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 7:13 am #

    fuck me you can write

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 7:40 am #

    wow!..some things about nature seem so un-natural,that they just have to be natural,yeah?There’s been a howling cat on heat roaming around my yard lately,at night.As rowdy as the gutteral meow-ing is,you kinda get a kick out of knowing that humans aren’t the only beasts with “animal instincts”..have always been fascinated by reptiles..until I lost it a few months ago,I wore a beautiful rose gold cobra ring,with emerald wrapped itself around my finger,and then coiled,and rested {seemingly placidly}as the crown of the ring..some folks used to remark that it was a symbol of {ooooohh,scarey??}evil!???,…after swiftly explaining the ancient medical symbol{serpent n the cross/sword}they’d quickly calm down,and very uncomfortably agree that it was actually a stunning ring..people are strange sometimes…it’s a magically summery day up here.been swimming,and feasting on watermelon,n now indulging in “thursday afternoon delicasies”{whatever takes my fancy really…no standard ritual}.keep warm in Melbournia Mr.K…..have a peaceful night SK! your writing is exquisite,as always…love to you ,as always,gen xxxxx

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 10:34 am #

    great blogge SK.when ya write one like this,do ya ever wonder how youre gonna top it?must be spring eh?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 11:34 am #

    ah, ’tis spring when a young man’s thoughts turn to those of love…yeah, right, lizards aren’t the only ones with the fire in their veins…
    we’ve got some exquisite green tree frogs in our yard that have been brought out by the warming weather…glossy leaf-green skin and inscrutable little shiny bead eyes…they also get it on and we end up with little tadpoles in our pond, much to the delight of our daughter…
    a beautiful piece of writing, steve…
    love always
    -The Hellbound Heart
    ps welcome back valeska :-}

  14. avatar
    OOH! | 27 September 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    he-he..That’s gorgeous!

  15. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 September 2007 at 12:57 pm #

    If I ever tune in to the wavelength of my pet tortoise, I think it would just be static.

    John Garratt

  16. avatar
    dave brock | 27 September 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    It’s “til diminished by the reign of night”, dummy.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 1:10 pm #


  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    xxxooo xo xo xo !`

  19. avatar
    nik turner | 27 September 2007 at 1:15 pm #

    I preferred it when the lizards were eating flies in the oriental sun…

  20. avatar
    persephone2u | 27 September 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    I’ve always had a soft spot for lizards. I loved watching them run around outside my house in San Diego as a child, but never did quite manage to catch one.

    By the by, there’s a wonderful book for children called Lizard Music that is written by D. Manus Pinkwater. It further cemented how great I thought lizards were when I read it years ago.

  21. avatar
    restaurant mark | 27 September 2007 at 1:43 pm #

    have always loved lizards…used to catch them when i was a kid…didn’t hurt them…just pet them, looked at them for a bit and let them go. i caught one for my kids to look at just last week…they both got a kick out of it. lizards always look at you like they know they’re smarter…

    take care everyone


  22. avatar
    sun kissed lizards frogs and venus fly's | 27 September 2007 at 2:02 pm #

    sequinned,glimmering droplets on silky scales.the sting of claws,smooth slippery,and soft,as a vice baring tongues.dig in flesh.the feast bathed in lustrous light.”more,more” they shreik.”please?..more”…..welcome to the garden…

  23. avatar
    anonymous at 12:14 | 27 September 2007 at 2:14 pm #

    Buried here is Hector Shaw.
    Thought he were the faster draw.

    This uniform and war
    Well it’s all been done before

    A thousand hairy savages sitting down to lunch
    Gobble Gobble glup glup Munch, munch, munch

    There were many guests at the table
    Misfortune, jealousy, and sloth
    Acting fine, drink the wine Spill it on the tablecloth

    Freckles the Clown
    one morning bent down
    to sniff at a lovely red rose

    Performing little tricks for you
    Puts it in a fix for you

    Here’s the parson going upstairs,
    And here he is saying his prayers.

    You said it was enough
    Then you called my bluff

  24. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 September 2007 at 2:25 pm #

    SK ascends to literary greatness when he writes about nature, wildlife and the animal kingdom. Greet them don’t eat them. Today’s blog belongs in BBC Wildlife Magazine.

    People fortunate to possess “Tin Mine” have the evidence to assert that The Church is the paramount band. The perfect compilation of songs showcases SK’s amazing diversity of vocals and that the Church is arguably the greatest guitar band since the Yardbirds. Bill Bruford style of drumming is audibly evident. The genre of music is ethereal, psychedelic, haunting, dreamy and uplifting. The Beatles,The Byrds, Pink Floyd and Sisters of Mercy fused together.

  25. avatar
    Candy | 27 September 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Y can’t I B U liquorice allsort love deliciously sweet dream a tender lullaby from the quiet heart jazzi kisses ecstasy X

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    I love you *

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 3:26 pm #

    Gosh… who’s this?! wow!


  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 4:05 pm #

    sleepy xo :-0 :-))))))

  29. avatar
    NickF | 27 September 2007 at 5:18 pm #

    wow , anyone seen the 2006 Brisbane concert video on myspacevideo? go check it out !

  30. avatar
    davem | 27 September 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    There’s only one Reptile I’ve ever loved! sssssssssssssssssssssss.

  31. avatar
    John Garratt | 27 September 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Hey Brien, how willing are you to pass out some CDR copies of “Tin Mine”?

    And persephone2u, I remember “Lizard Music”! It was pretty cool. At least to my 10-year-old mind it was.

    John Garratt

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    Sorry, Brien, Tim Powles is a fine drummer, but he ain’t no Bill Bruford. That’s crazy talk. Kilbey ain’t Jaco Pastorius neither, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a good bass player. What a stretch!

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    ahhh, that was wonderful.
    you still got it olde bean!


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 8:37 pm #

    So love this and yesterday’s entries.

    Today’s was like a great view from exterior to BEING the lizard, and you’ve got reptile-speak anyway*-)) Smiles at the way your pets radiate heated oils of color. Afterimages of micro and slo-mo photograhy in ala vivid colors of EG&G and National Geographic occur in my hyper-active mind. Better bring your camera more often Mr. Kilbie &-)

    Yesterday: Matt, I believe big architecture like that is Queen Anne, Edwardian, Mansart, Victorian stylings…’n more!! Thanks for the visses.
    Yesterday also, I heard The Church AND Go-Betweens almost one after the other in a Mill Valley restaurant “Small Shed Flatbreads”. The owner turns out to be a Church fan!! What a great by chance meeting!!

    Love Love Love,


  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 September 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    Morning beautiful Mr.Kilbey!swift travels to the windy city!have a brilliant day playing with David…am positive that by tonight twill seem as though you’ve been playing together for years…xxxxx love,as always, Miss Gen

  36. avatar
    isolde | 27 September 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    nothing like getting it on with a good long bite

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 12:09 am #

    antwerp, belgium 2:12am
    i am feeling very confused, Mr. K.

    luv’ & jazzz,

  38. avatar
    Mr. Humphries | 28 September 2007 at 12:31 am #

    “Yoohoo?lizards,I’m free!” X

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 12:35 am #

    wish I could be at the SK n DB gig tonight…:-((( *3 …/J38.4

  40. avatar
    veleska1970 | 28 September 2007 at 1:01 am #

    true story~~when i was about three or four, i caught a lizard in the garden, tried to give it a kiss, and it bit me.

    i still have the scar on my lip to this day.


  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 1:34 am #

    I thought it was frogs,that you are supposed to kiss,Miss V..maybe a bite from a lizard is equivalent to a kiss from a frog?../Lilyponder x {ouch! ;=)) }

  42. avatar
    JJ | 28 September 2007 at 2:32 am #

    The erotic dance of the reptiles, the lizards….who can regenerate whole body parts as if by genetic magic. We’re so advanced, why can’t we? In some ways, we haven’t figured out a thing.

    For today: TTB is the Lizard King.

    Greetings once again from San Carlos, Mexico – land of lizards in dark deserts. Strangely lush and green here from recent hurricane’s refreshing rains. In the air for home tomorrow. Been a long week, though I just witnessed a stunning sunset over the mountains by the sea.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 3:08 am #

    I have two pupils in my left that reptillian or alien? not sure? but it’s true!….lovely one Steven..xxA

  44. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 4:29 am #


  45. avatar
    Leapin' Lizardz | 28 September 2007 at 4:40 am #

    Oh, melt…..X

  46. avatar
    ben | 28 September 2007 at 5:10 am #

    refreshing. enjoyed that…speachless

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 6:55 am #

    have a brilliant jig tonight SK!..we love you!..sweet you rock* ‘m’ sweet you roll*!..

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 8:28 am #

    Break a leg in Melbs, old being.


  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 8:57 am #

    Tim might not have bruford’s technique or jazz ‘chops’, but I know who I’d sooner hear. And it ain’t Bruford. I love Tim’s drumming – pity about his rubbish mixing which buries much of the wonderfully inventive stuff he plays. But we’ve had this discussion before, eh Zeebob? Oh yeah – where the fuck IS Zeebob?

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 9:45 am #

    oooh? need my SK fix…/cwx

  51. avatar
    MWB | 28 September 2007 at 10:13 am #

    i gave my girlfriend a copy of ‘heyday’ as a break-up present last week ;o)

  52. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 11:18 am #

    hanging out for some words
    needing to feel your wavelength
    longing for some of your vibration

  53. avatar
    Daberhasher | 28 September 2007 at 11:23 am #

    oh the lizard wavelength, i’ll be paying one day… as a child in Florida, i recall a story of youthful animal cruelty that still lives with me… my friend and i came upwith the “great” idea for lizard paratroopers… we caught some lizards, got napkins and thread, fashioned some “parachutes”, and went up to the 18th floor staircase balcony of our apartment building…
    a little slipknot action under their arms and they were off… they floated perfectly and started off flying above Ft. Lauderdale, the Venice of America… i’m sure some landed in canals and most likely drowned from the “parachute” weighing them down… for this i will pay, i know… but i’ve always wondered if one happened to float gracefully down beside some person eating their lunch or some such thing, and whether or not they ended up in the loony bin after tales of “lizard paratroopers”…
    a cold blooded killer i was …

    free at last,


  54. avatar
    Faye | 28 September 2007 at 11:34 am #

    SK,I am wishing a smashingly magical night for you!..your dreamy voice,and the mists of your shimmering essence,would captivate the whole world,if only there was an amp big enough..but then again,sometimes I think we’d all like just to have you to ourselves …knock em ded,o handsome one…love,and peace,and much much more love xo

  55. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 11:42 am #

    He’s sulking cos no-one’s told him anything new about the Go-Gos for a while.

  56. avatar
    CSTCoach | 28 September 2007 at 1:14 pm #

    have fun in melby druid!


  57. avatar
    cyndi lauper/bumblebee | 28 September 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    Um?an alien.Um?a legal alien.Um?a singing it at your door…

  58. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 3:23 pm #

    starving…:-( xo

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 4:25 pm #

    whistle, echo, bravo….Bravo Steve. B R A V O. Steve?

    I’m breaking the rules just to entertain you while Steve’s enroute, and I hope you’ll see it as a welcoming. I want to show you, if you don’t know already, a beautiful video about sweet 16 by the HIGH VIOLETS (shoe gazers, etc). It’s called ‘Love is Blinding’…kissing my cross that it meets your parental approval. If so, I hope Minnie will love the young lady singers’ voice! Please You Tube to see!!

    Daberhasher, you make me role! The canals of Florida are fantastic, as well as the beaches..I visited my bro. in Ft. Collins about ten years ago…so humid, yet so adventurous.

    Love is Blinding,


  60. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 8:53 pm #

    torcha liter musicka sweet torcha lighter museeker..GIVE US THE BLOG SK!:-))))))))))))))

  61. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    from Jaco’s diary:
    During this time he played in various solo acts in Fort Lauderdale and New York City, and became an outcast of the musical community due to his health problems. He was homeless, penniless, and secluded from nearly all who once held him dear.

    Gratitude people, GRATITUDE.

  62. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 September 2007 at 11:09 pm #

    Good Morning Lovely Mr.K!…do tell???…I bet it was a fantastic gig!..A bright sun shiney day to YOOO!,as always,gen xxxxx

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 September 2007 at 1:17 am #

    Hi sk, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the show last night, and NO!, DB didn’t blow you off the stage!! Far from it I thought, he seemed a bit nervous but as soon you stepped up there, it helped him on his way. It was fantastic to hear some oldies, covers and the new one with a few different sounds from DB, pretty good without any rehearsing!!

    When you were leaving I think I heard you say that The Church were coming back in Dec, I’m crossing my fingers that I heard that right (cos my head was spinning at that point!), and hope to see you in December. Thanks again for a fantastic night, you’re the best sk.
    Love Amanda

  64. avatar
    Nick Fiction | 29 September 2007 at 2:28 am #

    nice one sk

  65. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 September 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Y cant I B U x infinity,as my encore love .

  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 29 September 2007 at 7:15 am #

    :-)))) ;-))) Ha Hee hee! ;=))))) ? A. Yes peaz

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