posted on January 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

no daddy no
miranda screams at her father
who kicks at the grovelling monster at his feet
no daddy stop now daddy
she interposes herself and begs her father to stop
her father gives the sobbing thing one last hefty boot in its guts
before he staggers back exhausted
shaking with indignation
you fucking …….MONSTER!! he shouts at the monster
the monster begins to talk
its speech is racked with sobs and shivers
its voice is deep and sad
why master why? it manages to burble out
ssssh! monster sssshhhh caliban ! says miranda
dont you touch that thing ! thunders prospero
the monster snorts and hisses
what? demands prospero
you dare put your paws to my childe?
his grey eyes filled with clarified anger
what is this?
the monster seems undecided
whether to attack or supplicate
prospero seeing this says
bring it on, sunshine
suddenly the monster leaps up at him
miranda : no no no no
the monster and prospero grapple awkwardly
the monster leans in and tries to maul prosperos neck
he scratches the magicians arms with his claws
the monster laughs and cries at it attacks
saying the word master over n over n over again
master master master master it gurgles obsessively
something we cant see is hurting it
sometime in the future
crowley will say
there is no devil
sometime in the future
engelbert humperdinck will sing
please release me, let me go
sometime in the future
iggy says
now i wanna be your dog
well, cmon….!
marc bolan now playing an arkadian youth :
walking in the woods one day
i met a man who says that he was magic…..(MAGIC!)
david bowie playing a bystander says
smack baby smack is a all that ya feel
caliban whimpers
i used to be the son of the morning star
prospero bleeding and triumphant
stands with his foot on the defeated beast
is this the taste of victory ? he muses
elvis as part of a greek chorus intones
caught in a trap cant walk out
in texas/ilium
jim bowie says to davy crockett
as they look over the walls of troy alamo :
well davy i sure fuckin’ hope you like quesadillas , compadre…
jim morrison and pam in the desert
he says
i feel like a monkey thats been crucified in space….
in alexandria
tony says to cleo
give me the same deal you gave big julie….
in paris hank miller says
hey anais…my ribbons jammed….
ariel the aery sprite
shoots across the sky
in a golden arc
a virtual rainbow vapour trail
a spirit torch
exploding over the pacific ocean
in north bondi
a shower of silver stars

19 Responses to “flame in amazement”

  1. avatar
    the dean | 8 January 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    I’m impressed, you spelt engelbert humperdinck correctly.

  2. avatar
    MEM | 8 January 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    “the coincidence is

    …C’est la Vie!

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    Anonymous | 8 January 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    everybody gots ta hav elvis costello pump classical gas for their thunderbird{and greathair,halllllllllllelulliah samsons!xo”goliath.:)Kismet.inevitability .connect the dorothys.:) xo

  4. avatar
    fantasticandy | 8 January 2009 at 10:57 pm #

    buena vista baby!

  5. avatar
    heather | 8 January 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    cripes; where’s my umbrella?!


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    intercontinental | 9 January 2009 at 12:43 am #


  7. avatar
    captain mission | 9 January 2009 at 2:11 am #

    ‘this man has studied nature
    and moves in its grooves obtaining results’ along with
    ‘summon yourself’ on yesterdays blog in particular are outstanding lines amongst various other gems.

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    craig1.618 | 9 January 2009 at 6:53 am #

    lately i am finding myself

    walking around

    in the shower

    where ever

    singing “all is one”

    i find great comfort in that song

    so beautifully written

    so calming

    so very centering

    i thought i’d take this opportunity

    to sincerely thank you and mr kennedy

    for bringing it to life and sharing it with us

    when it all comes down

    i am most certain that i will find myself

    singing those eternal words

    thank you sk

  9. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 9 January 2009 at 7:39 am #

    i don’t think your imagination or creativity has any bounds, steve…astonishing…
    love always….

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 9 January 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Prospero defeats a beast
    and Ariel the Aery Sprite
    showers N. Bondi in silver stars…
    Indeed, quite mad you are 🙂

  11. avatar
    catchow | 9 January 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    a terrific and fantastic tale!

  12. avatar
    CSTCoach | 9 January 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    nice to see a cameo appearance by henry miller in here – one of my favourites 🙂

  13. avatar
    davem | 9 January 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    That poor mynah bird sk!

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    some monsters ive slain,were diabloical!

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    um,thatd be “diabolical”.{damned keyboard! ;/ :)}

  16. avatar
    princey | 9 January 2009 at 11:00 pm #

    It just keeps getting better!

    I’ll be missing your bizarro adventures of the The Time Being for a week sk, keep them coming 🙂
    Just about to go on a long drive down the gorgeous Great Ocean Road to Moggs Creek (but hoping someone brings their laptop so I can get my daily fix of TTB!) Will be playing “Wide Open Road” in the car, that’s for sure! both versions too
    Take care and love always,

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 January 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    if they’ve been slain,
    at least they shouldn’t come back on you.

  18. avatar
    lily was here | 10 January 2009 at 12:40 am #

    I loved the Hank Miller lines too.
    Sad ugly Caliban. Thought he was hotstuff till he tried to hurt Miranda.


  19. avatar
    seoigh | 10 January 2009 at 12:53 am #

    Lord knows I am as guilty as any of the rest of “your little bunch of followers”, but I don’t see what you’re doing with The Tempest that Billy Shakes didn’t already do… maybe I’m just being cynical. Aw, never mind.

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