posted on January 20, 2015 at 11:31 pm
azimuth velocities

azimuth velocities

hazy azure pool in evening garden

we dip below the surface far down there thinking

impressions of other summers

come rushing into ending

chlorine nighted cloak

power of invisibility

the slam of the wave you caught goodbye

motels courtyards with statues of the david you said

the palms are almost royal said somebody else

in a fish n chip shop standing in the queue

a former mermaid before myrrh made her see

she saw our land before we set foot on this shore

the pavilion like an colonial indian palace

history on the ocean that laps rocks into sand

the crabs run into green crevices waving their claws

the windows of houses you have never entered

amidst the debris a fortune never claimed

among all that wreckage one thing to remember

i started to say it yet then i forgot

one thing to take with you

but it fell by some wayside

in a chasm one day i’ll stumble upon it

i’m sure



11 Responses to “creature comforts”

  1. etta
    etta | 21 January 2015 at 4:51 am #

    Speak no… ohmmy!

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    Beatle#9 | 21 January 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    That pic is super creepy.

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    david duchow | 22 January 2015 at 1:56 am #

    gorgeous word work

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    davem | 22 January 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    You’re coming to Europe in May!. I can’t believe it!

  5. avatar
    andy | 22 January 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    c’mon steve it’s a long time since ‘smacked bottom girl’ was a blog ranking competitor…
    and i need to know when to hire the minibus.

  6. avatar
    Sandy | 23 January 2015 at 4:47 am #

    Yep, I know that feeling. No doubt many/most of us do.

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    veleska1970 | 23 January 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    The smoke makes you look like a wizard with a handlebar mustache and horns.

  8. avatar
    Kristine | 24 January 2015 at 6:46 am #

    Europe in May? Really? Please please please come to London or at least Brighton nearby!

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    dosty | 24 January 2015 at 10:54 am #

    Just heard your interview re your memoirs on Radio National. You’re running dangerously close to risking becoming a nice, affable guy. And natural honesty comes over well.

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    Anonymous | 24 January 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    Interesting imagery on yr twitter on 23rd January. Had me recall a dream I had one night many years ago with similiar starry evening. Instead of the cute cartoon images, the night sky in my dream was filled with two warring very large dragons, a red one & a blue one. This scene soon moved to a busy poolside party event in Toowong/Milton where one of the dragons had my foot and was trying to pull me back into the water. I broke free. I often questioned the significance of the red & blue & what the dragons were fighting over.
    For spiritually symbolically to me red & blue are both bad colours.

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    foolonthehill | 24 January 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Art imitating physics?

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