posted on June 21, 2010 at 2:07 am

its too early to tell
i cast my fate in the sand
the sea is calm
the sky is blue and grey
my eyes see through you
winter solstice
who will you resurrect?
i walk forever on this strand
the gulls squabble
the tiny waves leave foam
music plays in my head as always
words come into mind
the shortest day of the year
night threatens day
the king in check
the queen moves along her most convenient diagonal
path of least resistance…as is her wantonness….
the pawns oblivious as usual
the bishops ….oh what a crooked bunch
they burn joan of arc
they burn wendy the white witch
they burn your mother and your sister
the knights…ha ha
on some wild goose chase through the forest
lancelot in ms guineveres chamber with his trusty sword
galahad all golden lost in lyonesse
sir parsifal tries to staunch the blood of the fishy king
sir isaac newton battling gravity
sir mick jagger poncing about like a ninny
meanwhile your narrator lonely at the top
the temptation of st steven
martyred by the slings n arrows of outrageous 4tune
staggering neath the wait
words music paintings fill my echoing skull
chip on my shoulder coated in ancient grease
my enchantment undone
i strip off my armour
and languish in chapel perilous
i fail the test again n again
my own external exam
3 x 7 = 21

* tarot card by my dear friend MEM

17 Responses to “hierophant for hire”

  1. avatar
    persephone2u | 21 June 2010 at 4:07 am #

    Very cool setup you've got going on there and nice job with the tarot cards too.

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    Anonymous | 21 June 2010 at 4:16 am #

    Not sure if I was her or if I was watching in a dream …

    Michel Tournier was telling of Gilles of Rais and Jeanne and of the Court and their Church and the children and how they were eaten afterwards… and fear of Jeanne, though she was only a child, but hers was a conviction that devoured their insides as she road in the white light that blinded their souls and even of Arc, they could not understand so no thanks was provided and they watched as she burned. And Picasso found you and painted all stories in (only)patterns of truth so the world would still know.

    And Francoise Gilot sipped on her sherry as she listened; and smiled grateful to him — before she walked back into the light.

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    Jasperina | 21 June 2010 at 6:36 am #

    MEM some amazing tarot art. Steve as the complex outlaw houdini. A shaman minstrel who observes the queen as she moves along the most convenient diagonal. Her velvet gown ablaze against the chequered pathway.

  4. avatar
    princey | 21 June 2010 at 6:52 am #

    21, my birthday date, cool blog sk and pic too

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    fantasticandy | 21 June 2010 at 6:56 am #

    it's solomon kilbey-kane!
    (or that berk from fields of the nephilim.)

  6. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 21 June 2010 at 7:37 am #

    sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy…lol
    Jonny Solstice

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    DavidP | 21 June 2010 at 8:09 am #

    King Kilbey does it again. How do you churn this stuff out everyday?

    If I could ask the question which would heal the fishy king I'd do it again n again.

    Whom does the grail serve?

    Although we might fail tests, as long as we are learning from them there is hope that one day we will make the grade.

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    Hellbound Heart | 21 June 2010 at 11:45 am #

    who would i resurrect? oh, steve what a question that is…..

    love always…..

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    Broken Toys and Heros | 21 June 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    "jagger poncing about like a ninny"…i almost wet my drawers laughing so hard. a very rich ninny indeed. loved the pic today-very symbolic and trippy.

    Happy B-day Princey…



  10. avatar
    matthew | 21 June 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    man, you're on a roll with this material!

  11. avatar
    robertmadore | 21 June 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    It's not the destination…

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    cazziem | 21 June 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Tis it not good Sire to have that chip on thy shoulder coated in ancient grease? Shouldst not this ointment assist you to cast aside thy affliction?

    Thy humble servant Cazziem of Olde Blighty

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    plumlady | 21 June 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Looks like a lovely card, which deck is it from? How about a Kilbey designed tarot deck; I'd buy it! Winter Solstice for you, summer solstice for me…seems strange. It's been a long day indeed; a very good friend and local Mpls band drummer from the Flamin' Oh's has passed over today. Cirrosis of the liver; I guess a risk of the trade to those who don't give it up in their 20's. He was 59 and pretty healthy until 2 weeks ago…amazing how short our time is here as the Wheel turns another round in the cycle of life.
    So glad that you're healthy Steve.

  14. avatar
    fantasticandy | 21 June 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    i told ya 'bout the kilbey deck a couple 'o years back!
    d'ya listen?

  15. avatar
    knot | 21 June 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    and morgause of orkney rounds up her brood of quarrelsome freckled children to bathe in the iron sea

  16. avatar
    LF | 21 June 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    Hope you can build a fire, drink something mildly toxic, and say goodbye to the lengthening night. Hard to let go of the sun here.

  17. avatar
    Anne Marie | 27 June 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Perfect fit. Is MEM selling copies of a full originally designed deck, or at least of all the major arcana?

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