posted on February 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm

the apostles greed

delicate thoughts

a radiance ablaze with burning honour

a grace descended from highest heaven

my stars have aligned in your skies

the palm lined ocean boulevards where i trudged as a child

they have flung themselves open in delirious transport

now i open ceremonies

now i attend great meetings

now i wander the lushest most private gardens

arriving dusty from the heat of the street

i doff my white garments in the coolest chamber

invisible hands anoint me with soothing oils

lavender and sandalwood and ones i cant name

in the echoes of her silent voice that sings in her dome

in the rippling air that  moves random fields

in the unguents used and elusive melodies

in my love of the land coaxing oaks from this earth

in waterfalls and pools where the blackest eel lies

in the moonbows above the crescent

in the sheets that dry in this beautiful breeze

today let it be a holy day for evermore

let us live this day over and over  my friends

the statues all seem to move of her

the marble is veined with her blood i see

the hewn athene like one arm broken off

a venus conjured from a slab of obsidian rock

an ishtar in moving metal showing all her attributes

mercurial wonder ! i am on fire with ether

i squeeze water from basalt

i assist the passage of inklings thru the void

i find the things i thought i lost

i imagine the things i could once only remember

or is it the other way around…..?

the day turns in

the night stands off waiting

saraswati stay longer i implore to emptiness

the light is changing within the spheres

an unlikely cloud has sundered the summer

and everyone has walked away from the sea



18 Responses to “february”

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 4 February 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    “I saw this film about some people who lived in a dome”.
    Your pouring out classic blog after classic blog. Un – thankfully,
    I am an insomniac and I often get first read. This one is actually
    quite brilliant- I love when you incorporate ‘her’ into your
    Incredible stuff- your muse must be elated.

    Az Alwayz,

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    colette | 4 February 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Full of unction, I can hear the tinkling of inklings or is it the other way round?

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    Anonymous | 4 February 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    absolutely beautiful poem.

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    Anonymous | 4 February 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    nice photo too.

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    lloyd | 4 February 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    sk… february is my birth month. off to Dubai and Thailand for holiday. grateful to work for you and the band for all these years. like a grace descended from highest heaven…

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    princey | 4 February 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I love reading your lovely language sk 🙂
    more please!!

  7. Kraig
    Kraig | 4 February 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    My birthday is February 14th, Valentines Day! My Mums and Pops loved it and thought of me as a gift of love, and my Dad ate all the chocolates he brought my Mom on that day, haha, true! I myself both love and feel irritated at the day because throughout my life i had to share it with my loved one and now my wife…so, as i love that day because it’s all about love, I somewhat get irritated because i have to share it, is that wrong? I want my own birthday to be MY DAY and not anyone elses, I’m greedy i guess but shouldn’t be right?…but at the same time i feel like everyone is celebrating MY DAY too!!!? LOL, maybe i need help!? haha…cheers everyone and thanks Steve for the awesome write-up!

    “…now i open ceremonies…or is it the other way around…?”…that’s kind of how i feel!? Nice poem relates to what i feel. Ha, much appreciated!

    Happy February Everyone and Happy Valentines Day in a couple weeks!

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 5 February 2012 at 9:23 am #

      That’s great KRAIG…Happy Birthday soon.
      It is a great and special day…it is my daughter’s (Kristina in my avatar) birthday also.
      With modern tech in baby delivery, my wife Laura and I planned it this way.

      Happy B-Day KRAIG and Kristina (turning 4 years old to go along with my 21 yrold son Alex).


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    nonnymous | 4 February 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    february wakes to savour my salty skin
    we move ever closely
    we swoon, entwined
    as marlon’s desire, you were always the one
    you colluded
    in those twenty something days
    when planets froze to banish my design
    in the fittest of rages, a paradoxical flight
    so marketed
    a creation, elusive and convoluted
    evading most merciful May
    wasted on August love rats
    left impaled by December
    now tell me why you gave me that day
    looming as it is
    with reminders of weakest kin and cowardly in vain
    who see access all areas, those prickling parodies that swarm
    edging over a week now i may note the date
    i may sleep, i may hide, i may stop to remember
    i may search for the beggar asking less than a lover
    but don’t bother aligning your moonstruck sky
    I will watch the moment pass in silence
    and tell not another
    and the next day you rise will be mine

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    . | 4 February 2012 at 11:00 pm #

    let us study and remember this vision
    like the followers of an ancient tradition
    when life was paradisical without restriction
    and the gods and humans beautifully coexisted
    in a magical time when the animals and the fishes
    lived unmolested on the fruited plains of existence
    and humankind strived to love one another with precision,
    without pride or arrogance and all those silly superstitions
    and the [inklings] were blessed and given everlasting provision

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    Jesiah6 | 4 February 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Conjured up an image of an ancient civilization on the Mediterranean Sea and once again made my winter feel a little warmer.

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    bernadette keys | 5 February 2012 at 7:47 am #

    moonbows- so beautiful.

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    Jonny Hollywood | 5 February 2012 at 11:55 am #

    just received TIN MINE and JAMMED via DOWN UNDER, I needed some new church music I have not heard before 🙂

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    pat | 5 February 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    never really understand what youre saying, but all art is interpretive I guess. much of it seems to be musing about day to day living. every day is a new day and just explodes, no matter how mundane. love you anyway.

    keep on truckin’.

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    hellbound heart | 5 February 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    I see love woven through this…..ah, to be in the throes of love and passion….
    love always….

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    davem | 5 February 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Lovely stuff.
    Yet another request on the letters page for a feature on the band!! That’s 3 in 6 months.
    With all the letters they must receive I can’t imagine why Mojo would print this unless they were considering it.
    Is anyone from the band chasing this up?

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