posted on June 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm

sydney enveloped in clouds n storms n rain
the city skyline disappears inside a cloud
the gutters overflow
the roofs leak
the umbrellas fall apart
the prying fingers of the rain sink deep everywhere
and strange bugs show up pushed out of their holes by water
insomniac rust eating eating eating
weeds go crazy in the fogs sprouting hither n thither
cool rich executives sit in the beemers in traffic jams
they text their p.a.s and sip their starbucks
the traffic on the bridge slows to a standstill
and the commuters stare dumb at the roiling harbour
pink flowers fall off trees n turn into maroon sludge
the palms rock in the turbulent air
the fronds whirl in the invisible currents
and still the rain falls down
a bad nights sleep full of ominous dreams
dreams in which i could tentatively fly or float
fly high above strange darkened fields
escaping my ever present tormentors
is it a relief to wake up?
the dream world or reality
problems abound
nothing really fits
it was never meant to be fair
and it isnt :
luck and chance prevail out there
but the rain falls on everybody
and the damp rises
and the sun is blotted from the sky
the wind picks up
and the old timbers of the house move n groan
pipes murmur and boards creak
windows rattle within their pains
and the citizens lie in bed
not willing to venture forth on such a day
mothers in cold kitchens cut sandwiches in a trance
the rain slides over the glass
and the grass is all green
and the streets are all slippery
careful with the brakes
snails come out tasting the very air
worms washed out of the sandy soil wriggle all exposed
who sends the rain which lashes this world?
in train compartments people ride through tunnels in trust
planes take off with scared n sleeping people
fishermen cling to rocks in the gloom addicted to the sudden bite
in his room the time being sits
hes wearing one blue one grey explorer socks
hes wearing his linjo beany
hes wearing his busted n fixed n busted n fixed
n busted n fixed n busted n fixed reading glasses
hes wearing a longsleeved t shirt given him by the brother
of one of minnas boyfriends
hes wearing bonds undies and a pair of cheap cord shorts
purchased from k-mart
hes wearing 2 gold earrings that havent been off for 20 odd years
hes typing in the deluge
blah blah blah he writes
suddenly tired though its very early
suddenly tired of himself n all his japes
suddenly weary
more work with tee pee
thank you the cellos were a blast
today: voices
over and out

29 Responses to “early morning rain”

  1. avatar
    mahatma kane jeeves | 4 June 2008 at 10:49 pm #

    and half a world turn away sits a man confused and frightened by his own aging, tired of himself too and so tired of his work which need, not love, forces upon him. soon to bed with a day ahead that promises only more of the same and the same. a deadline nearer and the fear rises, still in touch with the goal but too close to be comfortable. 3 sleeping pills and a glass of wine ’cause i’ve run out of pot – oh unhappy boy i am

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    fantasticandy | 4 June 2008 at 11:12 pm #

    just picturing you in my minds eye…
    with your odd socks and your ‘benny hill’ glasses.
    you crack me up nevits!
    andy L.

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    princey | 4 June 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    Yeah, the rain does fall on everybody killsy, and the sleepless nights, and the daily grind, there must be something out there to cure them wintery blues. I should be getting the poetry book sent to me soon with three masterpieces written by you, that’ll keep me happy for a while I suppose.
    Have a good sesh at tpeeees today.
    Love from gg
    P.S. sk minus gold earrings=NQR!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 June 2008 at 11:52 pm #

    coz hes a dessicated fellow ,er,of fusion!they seek im ear…day seek im dare.;)

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    Brien Comerford | 5 June 2008 at 1:33 am #

    An incredibly intuitive ascertainment of the travails of nature and how animate and inanimate creatures and objects react to their respective stimuli. SK is one of the very few who has a distincively instinctive communion with the natural world augmented by an effortless literary prowess to vividly describe all that he discerns. He can provide us with primeval visions of veritable edens and horrowing, austere glimpses into wordly and otherworldly hells. Today’s blog could have been accompanied with songs from Magician among the spirits.

    Plaudits for British animal loving vegan Leona Lewis. She is fortunate to be so rich so quick but she has a heart of gold. I love the young British diva. My virginal arrested development is smitten. In reality I am a lecherous debauchee.

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    kat | 5 June 2008 at 2:28 am #

    sk, at least you wear glasses. my brother steve won’t admit to needing them.. instead he uses what we call a mr. magoo magnifying glass to read print.

    stormy up here lately.

    thanx as always for writing..

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2008 at 6:02 am #

    Where’s the glamour? i dont care two socks for money.munny can’t buy me glamour.:)

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 June 2008 at 7:42 am #


    Steve, one of my favourite Chuch songs is Two Places At Once. I love how you and Marty share lead vocals, and it suddenly struck me how great it would be, if you guys recorded “Aujourd’Hui” (off the first Noctorum cd)and gave it The Church treatment. I would love for you to do the verses and for Marty to do the chorus. Or perhaps even better, you could do one verse each and share the chorus. I´m sure it would sound fantastic, and it might just get you guys some radio airplay. The very thought of it makes me drool. Just a thought!

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    Anonymous | 5 June 2008 at 10:42 am #

    Yeah, great suggestion ^^^ the one song that people find questionable would be Business Woman, though I feel it to be one of the best sung songs with both SK and MWP harmonizing in a style that feels so good on the ears, and if this would be more explored it definitely would make my day. jr…..

  10. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 June 2008 at 11:33 am #

    Finally got around to write a little bit about myself. If you’re interested just click on my name…

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    fantasticandy | 5 June 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    i like the ‘guitar man’ idea put forward the other day….
    steve’s voice is just perfect for it…
    tim could get that kinda ‘rolling’ drum thing going that he does so well……

    and…a nice little solo each for peter and marty!

    it was made for you guys!
    go on… it!

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    restaurant mark | 5 June 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    sounds gloomy there…it only rains blazing sunshine here at the moment. sent off my pink kids to summer day camp just a few minutes ago. sun block in hand. my boy, nolan decided he’s not swimming today…just putting his feet in, so he can keep his hat and t-shirt on. naomi however could care less and will be golden brown by the end of the week…only five but wants to show off her new bikini. she spent half of last night modeling it for herself in the mirror…you know getting her poses down. i’m gonna hate it when she gets to be a teenager…
    have fun with the music steve

    take care

  13. avatar
    linjo | 5 June 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Jape? new word to me that I have now looked up. Your japes are fantastic Steve, please keep em coming. They way you put words together amuses me so much. Ominous dreams are driving me nuts too. Since I stopped the faggots and havnt been under the affluence of incohol for a couple of weeks, my mind is working overtime at night. Its so bad that at times I cannot differentiate between reality and dreams when I am thinking of things through the day. Just bloody nutty thats all.
    Thomas, I read your profile. You love Dances with Wolves too, its unforgettable isnt it. X

  14. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 June 2008 at 12:58 pm #

    Yes, Linjo, it really is a wonderful movie – a modern classic. Drama, humour, tragedy – it’s got it all. I especially love Graham Greene’s character. And the wolf, of course.

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    captain mission | 5 June 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    did ya see the king tide?
    i walked down first light with Pan to look at the ocean, it was wild and furious, threatening the sleepy town, encroaching on slumber and breakfast harmony, got drenched and raced home for chai and warmth and dry socks. these elements are wicked when they are unleashed, don’t know how you go swimming in it man.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Steve, is it true that you’re allergic to tea ?!

  17. avatar
    Ross B | 5 June 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Thomas, checked your profile, you’re a nice guy and I hope you can get yourself a blog happening soon.

    (…had to tell you here as you’ve got no contact details via your profile!)

    Kind regards, from the incessant rainpool downunder

    ps, lovely blog today again Steve.

  18. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 June 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    Hi – and thank you, ross b! Seems there are a lotta nice people in here.

  19. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 5 June 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    I recently discovered some Kilbey demos on YouTube: “Estranged”, “Electrical Disturb” and “Insect World”. They all sound very promising. Does anyone know if these songs have been completed?

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    “Ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-it’s an in-sect world!”

    I want to know when ‘You’re My Idea’ or whatever it’s really called is going to come out – I love that song! Better than anything Andy Partridge ever wrote!

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 June 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    Steve, is it true that during the recording of Starfish you wear your dad’s old trunks to go swimming ?!
    And that you and Ploog once watched 2 back-to-back episodes of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, without saying a word ?!
    I found all this in a 1998 interview with a certain D. Thayer!

  22. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 5 June 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Dear Holly:

    I love the “Wilderness Of Monkeys”
    art cards. My coworkers are very impressed with the artist. They are proudly displayed on my Chicago desk right next to a colorfol 2006 concert photo of Jeff Beck.

  23. avatar
    tim | 5 June 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    mr. k you can create a picture with words as eloquent as you do with paints (mona lsd sits on my desktop)

    i love the rain, as long as its not too cold…summer rain…students run from building to building on the campus as i exit following lunch time qigong session with the incomprabale Dr.Warren (who tells me an aussie doc is coming to the next class…but this one not at university but on his deck over looking the great lake erie)
    but today…they all run from the rain…i walk…energized and relaxed all at the same time from my qigong…the rain feels soothing after all the humidity… if i run to my jeep…i will be just as wet as if i walk….so i surrender to it and let it soak me through…oh well, can’t go back to the office like this…i’ll go home make a smoothie (if you DO perfect that banana smoothie, let me know…the riper the better me thinks)

    love the rain…

  24. avatar
    davem | 5 June 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    The illusion is shattered. The Killer as Jack Duckworth!!!!

  25. avatar
    heather | 5 June 2008 at 9:37 pm #


    “mothers in cold kitchens///” etc is another corker kilbey

    I must be the only person who likes “Business Woman”


  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 6 June 2008 at 9:40 am #

    what colour?;Dx

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    Ross B | 7 June 2008 at 1:42 am #

    in train compartments people ride through tunnels in trust

    I’m very fond of that line…it’s been a stayer in my no-brainer!

    luvs etal r.

  28. avatar
    Braine73 | 22 September 2008 at 2:09 am #

    closer. kindship . omniscience.
    why me?…(here every word u say….) they/it have found a weakness….is it revenge , is it fuether back…..
    had to get away. recorded them inside. left a receipt….paranoia to someone…..following…..torturing my psyche….they at first moved small items. I fealt to scare me out.
    2 hours away. rural. loud trees snap. porch shakes…
    krazy…cleaning woman…..listening devices….family thinks I’m paranoid.
    always gone b4 I come home.
    goverment. tracking. papers missing. desktop erased.
    many many recurring scenarios.
    girl never seen ….comes out. as I come home.
    man w suitcase….
    m-done clinic raided 6 years ago.
    my file just came back.

    locks changed b4 I left.

    outside… moms.

    huge noises.

    they know too much

    am I in danger
    who. why.
    how much is real
    security guard
    pissed ….
    craxkhead who
    stole my laptop….
    I nailed.
    sum paranoid junkie
    calls a bogus tip

    their good.

    cannot catch

    but I’ve audio

    must be enhanced.


    ps…annyone feel paranoid-
    than it multiplied.

    they left a circle w/ an x in the middle….scattered glass on my carpet.
    I don’t know what u see or if its directed
    you are the only one.
    brothers lovers shirt.

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    Braine73 | 22 September 2008 at 2:30 am #

    I picked u¶p pastels…..
    my second painting formed…..took more time…..
    the expressions just become.
    who is unclear… formal training.
    u inspired….i must paint….first two
    I’m in awe… I’ve no idea how…
    but I believe I wouldn’t have known…..ill try to post my second…
    suggestions for transistion to web?..
    small file size…..
    ill send mark a print if ud’ like.
    tomorrow I hope to have ok quality pics on blog..
    2 SK BLOGGERS for second painting…..what do they say…?
    some think their from prof..painter… mystified….
    never tied …..ahh arts enchantment…í must paint….
    to see what is borne.

    SK a stranger came by soon as sister left….
    in a nice car..asking re firewood?

    middleaged. nó logic….

    license KRAZY
    if related comes…..u know

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