posted on April 2, 2011 at 8:09 am

falling felled the flowering kingdom

tumbled out of the mix

inside my head the 7 furlong strip

see my baby come along the dip

orchestrating events like arranging a whip

sinking feeling like a ship

what a trip

shot silk rupture

here come a vulture

they circle in rapture

in slow exodus from woodwork

out they ooze

out of  their lair

out there somewhere

your excellency men risk their wives for you

stumble upon new continents in side

where other things want to hide

morning arrives deep and wide

in shallow breaths i jerk myself awake

ive slept on the bed i make as day break

the stars fled the red sky feel like i should die

my seed freed indeed

my dreams bleed i feed them blood

even then youre cool so much cooler than cool

add fuel for the fool abiding by the rule

you combine everything

re define anything

really an illusion

glow like a distant lamp

tramp on the ‘celerator

stamp on the levitator

jump up the wire

sometimes youre on fire

sometimes its just smoke

white mist up a tube

must resist a good bloke

must persist if you spoke

the words you speak i been listnin’ to all week

in my mind where youve danced and dined

in my etheric sheen in my cosmic dust

saw you move in quiet trust

saw you grok it saw you’d sussed

saw you soaring saw you saw

back on earth wanting more

slim as a chance

tall as a story

sleek like a jaguar

zooming past it’ll never be mine

must be doing 99


i walk home in my golden car

all the way from alexandria

my feet comin in handier

my sweet little perelandra

babu-luma zuppo de zuma

lie and lay

night n day

awful thirst

which came first







21 Responses to “headlong in”

  1. avatar
    Richard | 2 April 2011 at 8:18 am #

    is etheric related to charlie?

    had this appalling dream last night about the op shop gig
    everything had been rearranged into this horrid pastiche of echoey samples
    with this booming Jim Steinman-ish voice intoning the lyrics

    the band was spread over a series of elevated platforms that lit up intermittently
    the conducter was poncing around in some sort of sequinned Kaftan
    and had this light sabre baton (which I remember thinking was quite cool)

    the concert hall was less than half full
    and I was sitting, watching, thinking ‘this is not quite what I’d hoped’

    (told you it was an appalling dream)

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    hellbound heart | 2 April 2011 at 8:32 am #

    absolutely loved the word play in this one……
    wonderful stuff

    love always….

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    Narelle | 2 April 2011 at 8:52 am #

    great idea…ditch the car…if you can
    did the long walk yesterday…way overdue
    take care

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    monksphere | 2 April 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Fuckin’ A, bubba!!! Diggin’ yer groove, keep on keepin’ on!
    Headlong in…Half-assed out
    Rinse and repeat
    Ciao bambino

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    Cocoamo | 2 April 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Which to use?
    Lie or lay?
    sit or set?
    Them or they?
    But who or whom
    Shall ever say?
    Come what might
    or come what may.

    Your friend in Pencil vain ya
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  6. avatar
    Freddie B | 2 April 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Loved yer blog today!

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 April 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Well SK-
    From the looks of the picture, you may have been resting comfortably before someone else decided its ‘ wakey wakey ‘ time !!! My wife and daughter just did that to me an hour ago, problem is , I too am suffering from exhaustion and extreme insomnia and my one doctor suggested a hospital visit. So WTF !!! Why can not I be left alone to get some much fuckin needed sleep. Sorry for the expletives, all you wonderful people in Steve Land. But if you knew how bad I have been suffering, I believe many of you wouldn’t have been as ‘kind’ as I was.

    Darrin K.

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      Narelle | 3 April 2011 at 11:24 pm #

      Hello Darrin
      maybe try blocking out the light in your room so that the daylight doesn’t wake you…room like a cave…so good, if you don’t have regular hours/commitments
      take care

  8. avatar
    Tanya | 3 April 2011 at 1:51 am #

    Ah, the dance of a wordsmith…

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    Jonny Hollywood | 3 April 2011 at 3:24 am #

    night came first…

  10. avatar
    mari hall | 3 April 2011 at 3:25 am #

    Sk, Please put together a poetry book. I just can’t get enough of you amazing imagination. Shakespeare would be jealous. Hugs!

  11. avatar
    Once | 3 April 2011 at 5:35 am #

    “What is it that makes you want to write songs? In a way you want to stretch yourself into other people’s hearts. You want to plant yourself there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger instrument than the one you’re playing. It becomes almost an obsession to touch other people. To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack.” — Keith Richards

    Goes for all writing, really.

    Nice stab!!


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    . | 3 April 2011 at 5:44 am #

    i love the rhyme and the rhythm
    read it again from the beginnin’
    doin’ 99 (“transdimensional speeder”)
    he ain’t no foot soldier, he’s a leader…

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    Linjo | 3 April 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I watched ‘Shampoo’ last night. Don’t why I thought of you Steve. Probably because you loved the 60s. Glamour boy etc. Wishing you well. Nice to see the dear girls have a pet to adore! xxx

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    Karen | 3 April 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    sometimes youre on fire

    sometimes its just smoke
    no your usometimes youre on fire

    sometimes its just smoke
    us ally on fire well not literally I hope..:o

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    Karen | 3 April 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    that posted its self before I had a chance to edit it and stop my double copy& paste …
    most of the time Im very fumbly fingered sadly
    karen aka butterfingers

    what was I trying to say? I dunnoooooo now..
    I liked it

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2011 at 12:03 am #

    “white mist up a tube” eh?

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 April 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Hey Steve,

    There were some new posted pictures of the Northern Lights today on MSN, you will never belive it. It looked like Evil Green Myst. Freaky, made me laugh though. Looks like your getting some rest.


  18. avatar
    bionicanna | 4 April 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    so electric! i keep scrolling up to read it again.

  19. avatar
    meg manestar | 4 April 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    yep…big on the CS Lewis….big. nice one.

  20. avatar
    meg manestar | 4 April 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    big on Heinlein too…good stuff..loved it.

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