posted on August 26, 2007 at 5:05 am

cascading water
blue cranes circle in the air above
copper coloured lizards on warm rocks
cherry blossom
oak leaves
the azure sky is stretched over the skeletal clouds like a skin
like a memory pulled over the years
and faded of all colour
eels in the pool hiding in shadow
musical garden
flowers swaying to the beat
lilies ripple outwards gracefully
poppies nodding luxuriant sleep
goldfish drink the air with soft gulp
tranquil tea house where we meet
the windows are half open
i drink my tea and daydream
i listen to your voice drift on outside
somewhere
i listen to the intricate language of the birds
their many different tongues
the little creek speaks and babbles in the shallows
i listen to your soft voice leading me on
youve taken my hand
and you stroke it gently
you stroke and talk
talk and stroke
playing me like an instrument
sometimes you say a word
and your fingers emphasise it with gentle pressure
sometimes you pull on my fingers and whisper shhhh
i drink my tea and think of the foam fingered sea
and sailors in storms
and explorers in jungle temples searching for the crystal
divers swim through atlantis in the cold depths
but a monster has taken up residence there now
outside children are playing in the abandoned pleasure huts
you talk to me in your way
there is no continuity
i hear the words but they sound foreign
i see your lips pronouncing the words
but i hear the sound in my heart
the meanings tumble out all over the place
my mind thinks of the power and intelligence of vishnu
my heart thinks of the love all the love he must have had
you are talking about life
the lives you have led
the lovelives lived
the life of a lifetime
the love of your life
it doesnt matter
you are not even listening to yourself
no one else is there
the eel suddenly darts in the pool
a light wind ruffles the surface
you are talking and stroking my hand
you say
heaven is relative
heaven for one, hell for another
heaven must be deserved
heaven is open to all
heaven is not what you expect
heaven has vacancies
heaven has a glorious view
heaven is heaven
a tiny melancholy cloud blocks out the sun
for a moment everything seems changed
the water becomes suddenly opaque
the birds all leave
the lizards scuttle away
the fish sink deep into the pools murk
you stop stroking my hand and let it fall
you no longer are saying anything
i still hear some words lingering on
you stare out the window
you gaze at the view
you become lost in some thought
then the sun returns
you stand up
you say
lets go

41 Responses to “dont mention it”

  1. avatar
    Chris Kan | 26 August 2007 at 6:00 am #

    Afternoon Steve.
    Hope your day is going well.
    Just been crusing Karmic Hit…

    Chris

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 6:11 am #

    “Don’t mention it” alright then…I won’t.
    Yes, I will! Yet another stunning day you’re having…it sounds like you’re in an excellent mood. You’ve painted a vision of what you’re saying and I nearly hear the music…talk about leading one on!
    I want to, I really would love to hear the tunes to that one, if any?!?
    Yet another outstanding Sunday to you, Mr. Kilbey!
    Artfully

  3. avatar
    JONNY HOLLYWOOD | 26 August 2007 at 6:12 am #

    me wood like some love and respect on me 38th birthday esskay, can you do me that much???
    The August 31st

  4. avatar
    hollywood mirror part 2 ( in winter) | 26 August 2007 at 6:24 am #

    before i
    even

    speak this,
    think

    this i spoil
    the

    mood
    but

    i do

    and

    yet

    your
    ancient

    mysteries continue
    rippling

    on
    the shore

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 6:39 am #

    I am dull and thick-witted a lot of the time and some of the musings on this blog sail right over my head.

    But this didn’t. I felt that meditative mood infiltrate my psyche. Is this your heaven, SK? A mixture of beauty, contemplation and calm.

    I do not think of a heaven for myself (even though your serene japanese garden sounds like a great place to spend eternity) but I find I think of heaven for others. I need to believe that there is somewhere for them to go. I’d love to be zen about it and say that their energy simply changes form etc and is absorbed into the universe…but it does not do it for me. I need them to continue to exist as they were, just someplace else.

    There is a lot of death and illness around me at the moment so my mind keeps returning to this topic. I brought it up here because you mentioned your Dad, SK, and I wondered whether you believed him to be in heaven….

    Thanks for the postcard from paradise in the meantime.

    B.Bon

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 6:57 am #

    Geez you know how get my heart a-pumping, and I thank you for that sk!
    Love Amanda

  7. avatar
    isolde | 26 August 2007 at 8:23 am #

    sometimes in a day
    dream we walk the chinese garden
    by the harbour darling

  8. avatar
    Leelinau | 26 August 2007 at 8:48 am #

    its the afterimage
    that burns

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 8:52 am #

    It sounds as though you are in a lovely place,SK….a peaceful garden,in it’sintricate, colourful detail,in it’s simplicity,is a wonderous place for me as well!…Is that “Chai” yer drinking?…have a beautiful evening Mr.SK!…love,as always,gen xxxxx

  10. avatar
    GROUND | 26 August 2007 at 9:34 am #

    so vishnu was a he.
    what’s so fuckin’ famiLIAR about that?
    luvyanomattawot

  11. avatar
    Your fairy godmother | 26 August 2007 at 10:15 am #

    Bless you Jonny!…May you receive all the love and respect you crave on your 38th Birthday!…you deserve it!..x

  12. avatar
    woodsprite | 26 August 2007 at 10:21 am #

    Tea, trees, birds and sky. Simply perfect. Hope it’s o.k. if I sit up in this old oak tree a while?

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 11:08 am #

    “I think that I shall never see,a poem,lovely as a tree”{or being with a tree,sans your cup of tea}…except this one SK!…yes, another of your deep beauties has shone through,in this one…/JJ

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 1:08 pm #

    ….the fish are growing larger in my dreams. My pond is opening to the sea…and then what? Be vigilant. This is a delicate life. …I’ve done what I can, and soon I will move on for ever. The Only Living One, with no choice but to be cryptic. I thought I had found a friend, but he(they) were more the mob. I always wonder how easily some can fake it, even on the deepest imaginable levels. I see egotism and precious oppurtunities wasted every day. One day I will overcome this little world that has held me back outta jealousy and stupidity and my tongue and sword will show no mercy towards those who….have acted like tyrants….and petty grotesque fucks. Mock on….your time is coming, my life coincides with these stupid horrors. It has been nearly impossible to find a confidant or companion. To each their own. I love no one, not a soul loves me. I belong to nothing, so i can speak the Truth. I don’t wallow in talk about how respected I am or how all those below me should bow and pay…for my creativity and grace bestowed upon them. …. i am still very angry and betrayed….THIS IS MY POEM! !!!! Read and weep, first and last.

  15. avatar
    fantasticandy | 26 August 2007 at 2:00 pm #

    really enjoyed this one steve!
    i’m having one of the best days i can ever remember.
    everything about today is sooooo good.
    i woke up this morning to find a message from KRAMER on myspace.
    yeah, that’s right..the KRAMER who produced and played with lou reed,
    galaxie 500,debbie harry,buthole surfers..ect.ect.
    asking would we like him to master the ‘dudes of neptune’ album at his studio in florida!!
    er..yes please!
    so he’s doing it for us next month.
    steve,i knew if you said we rocked,
    then we DID.
    i knew you wouldn’t give me any bulshit.
    you gave me the confidence to do the myspace thing in the first place.
    thanks man, i fuckin’ well love ya!
    andy L.

    p.s. all this AND ‘the only ones’
    gig tonight!
    life is sweet.
    see ya there davem!

  16. avatar
    andmoreagain | 26 August 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    Mmm, deep one man…

  17. avatar
    davem | 26 August 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    Lovely day here.
    I’m sitting in a surprisingly pleasant summer day soaking up the sunshine & enjoying your words.
    Glad to hear your news AndyL – see you tonight.

    d
    xx

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    thank you

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 4:36 pm #

    a great one today Steve!…./GBX

  20. avatar
    timf | 26 August 2007 at 5:04 pm #

    brilliant!

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    Let’s get up and go from the relaxing tea
    to wander along the river Narmada’s edge
    with Alexander and Abhinav
    to the “River Sutra”
    we, covered in ash
    we reach the ebing object of my reflections
    Shiva deep in meditation
    washing and chanting the river’s pulsating rebirth:

    “Shiva-oham, Shiva-o-ham,
    I that am Shiva, Shiva am I.”

    I visualize a space, illuminated, wall bathed in shimmering light.
    The only thing that stays in my temple visually today- that gallery space was heaven.
    The warm emotions of a loving Vishnu as he defends us from the serpant’s poison.
    The music projects out from the river’s edge…over the water it carries quickly and clear.
    We’re silence by ornamental drums and the pretty 12-Sting guitar…..

    In other words- I’m going with A to the lake and take pictures, etc.

    Artfully Thanks You

  22. avatar
    JONNY HOLLYWOOD | 26 August 2007 at 6:32 pm #

    Hey B. Bon,

    HON – SHA – ZE – SHO – NEN

    over and over again

    just for you…

    Hollywood

  23. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 26 August 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    When Sk writes about nature he ascends to tremendous literary and prose heights. Even better is the fact that he won’t eat any of the creatures that he reveres. ‘The Dudes Of Neptune”. I wish them the best ! The name is alluring ! A rap star DMX just got arrested for drugs and cruelty to animals. There is a vile subculture in America that has no problem with torturing and killing dogs. Reprobates rife with irreverence for life. The Weather is perfect today in Chicago. I care!!

  24. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 7:37 pm #

    you write this beautiful blogg offering all these amazing images and then taint it with religious nonsense. give me a break. does there have to be something else ?

  25. avatar
    ps. hollywood | 26 August 2007 at 7:48 pm #

    numerologically speaking:38

    3+8=11

    A highly energized INSPIRATIONAL, psychologically radical, and psychically sensitive year.

    The number 11 symbolizes, of all things, the principle of REVELATION. It colors everything with a visionary outlook and artistic sensitivity.

    The 11 year’s unique perspective contains the potential to instigate new consciousness.

    Its energy is intense, mercurial, polarized and subtle.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 8:14 pm #

    would you rather a clean grand design picture
    than the afection of ornamentation?
    How about both?
    Be careful of what you ask…
    I came to this place, to do what I have to..I left everyone, most everything.

    I’m a stand alone piece usually.
    patience my dear, don’t turn to hysteria. Look around, you have many a friend.

    Item 1) Alex is the film-maker’s name…I’ve contacted Millos’ Foremans’ studio to discuss this over dinner at a partner’s restaurant. Would you like to get involved? Yes, you could earn a fee, we’ll see…but, I’ve offered love so far, from me.

    Item 2)”Sam the Butcher”….the owner came to my firm after the flood, out of sheer co-incidence. So you see, my reputation proceeds me. He wanted architecture, but the space didn’t need any…finished now, it looks fantastic! If you exhibit there, you’ll be printed in the annual book.

    Art

  27. avatar
    timf | 26 August 2007 at 9:06 pm #

    Amen Brien, Amen!

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 11:28 pm #

    What drug are you on Art?????? “You could earn a fee, we’ll see…but, I’ve offered love so far, from me” love from a stranger?????….Dream on u looney!!!

  29. avatar
    Anonymous | 26 August 2007 at 11:32 pm #

    Hi sk, just writing to say good morning to you (so what, I know!!). Any pics today?
    Love Princey

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 12:24 am #

    I didn’t offer the love to you…silly. I offered it to the project!!!
    A we’ll see is just fine, because that’s where it stands until I ….

    Art

  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 1:32 am #

    Art…I really like your post!…/JB

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 1:37 am #

    good Noon-ish,Mr.K…hope you’re having a smashing day!…..Andy L…that’s fantastic news!It’ll be great!…love to all ye feinds and friends, genx xxx

  33. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 27 August 2007 at 1:43 am #

    Sk is very spiritual-NOT RELIGIOUS!!

    Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva. The Hindu Trinity. Very cool indeed. They care about all beings and our/their eternal destinies. I’m a Judeo-Catholic but I really dig Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Eastern Intrigue Indeed! The Church, Jeff Beck, Chrissie Hynde and Tangerine Dream rule repeat, repeat. I’m done and it’s time for me to listen to Narcosis!

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 2:59 am #

    kilbeyrotica – the key to my lovelock?

  35. avatar
    Faye | 27 August 2007 at 3:45 am #

    That’s so dreamy SK!..A beautiful garden can be quite “something else” to share with adear soul…..hope you are having a great day…xo

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 3:54 am #

    JB- thank you!

    I just caught the ‘he’ as Vishnu in my previous. To my recolection there’s only one god in the Hindu faith per my info from my Hindu boyfriend. Hindus are very like minded to Greek literature since this is where the myths of goddesses derived. There are 12 (main) muse goddesses of the arts, sciences, and literature.

    My mistake, for all I know god is a female. In the Labyrinth faith, such as myself- we’re patriarchal..and the Hindus are matriarchal. I don’t mean to disregard any other religions…the Arts of other lands are of more interest to me.

    Art

    Congrats Andy L!!

  37. avatar
    melquiades | 27 August 2007 at 5:31 pm #

    Hollywood mirror
    cough cough cough

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 27 August 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    Todays entry,Killer…brilliant!*

  39. avatar
    mattdavison | 28 August 2007 at 4:17 am #

    Wish it was spring over here..

    Wind rain & negitive irons blasting around my ears..

    nice one killer.

    Maton

  40. avatar
    Sunshine | 28 August 2007 at 4:14 pm #

    My favorite part:
    “i drink my tea and think of the foam fingered sea”

    I love that and all the seven or so lines leading up to it.

    ~S.

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 August 2007 at 9:27 pm #

    ‘twould be the finest of pleasures,to touch the hand of the emporer…{sigh}…


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