posted on November 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

double blessings all round

huge storybook fish swim thru the waves

lucky old sun dance on the waves

mermen on the foamy rocks

i dive into this sea and i swim down into swirling green depths

when i surface its 5 thousand years ago and i kick sideways along

lost in this sea king vagabond all sunburnt and freckles

islands float past me

lovely islands in red sunsets

oh those lotus eaters stoned out of their dopey minds

that lotus elan in honey honey

those hazy dreamy dazes the sweet bloom

reach towards sleepy flesh

my men lie in the lotus den

slowly eating eating eating

chewing swallowing sitting back

everything maybe was just dream after that

no witch no nymph no giant no nothing

no gods coming n going in stupid visions

no men out there drowning

the storms subside

the wreckage drifts nonchalant

no cities on fire with screaming night

no monsters eating ships whole

no caves with dried flower no incense smoke

no wine no nepenthe no drug

i dont know

i imagine i’m home

wheres that?

in the distance

somewhere where there is rest

somewhere where there is peace

somewhere where there is love

love?

no ok its just the lotus talking

no love

no home

no peace

no rest

no

23 Responses to “in fragrant delicto”

  1. avatar
    eekie | 3 November 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Yeah, sometimes life just sucks.

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      Jonny Hollywood | 4 November 2010 at 12:27 pm #

      you can say that again, especially my life by the drop…

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    princey | 3 November 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Lotus is lovely 🙂

  3. avatar
    Kristine | 3 November 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    The lotus den sounds like heaven to me. Dream, dream, dream, dream, dream.

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    DavidP | 3 November 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    hoodwinked by hedonism
    oh-dear-see-us
    strewn lovelorn
    upon the rocks
    fumbling the keys
    jamming the locks
    want to break free
    but fickle fame mocks

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 3 November 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I really dont know what to think of this entry, accept, ?????? well….i really dont know what to write. I hope ur enjoying some peace before the upcoming tour. It will zap u a bit. But i know that u are really lookin forward to it, it will leave u with time on ur days off to write new material. Let us know how thats going- we are all on pins and needles of what the next ‘church’ adventure will be.

    AsAlways,
    Darrin K

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    Cocoamo | 4 November 2010 at 11:32 am #

    I was just out in Wyoming where there are grizzly bears and have been reading a book “Bear Attacks, and how to prevent and avert them” – Have been thinking that any day one is not mauled by a bear is a pretty good day.

    Maybe put some sweet smelling stuff or lavender flowers in your pillow and ask for a good dream before you drift off at night? Remember phenergan if there is any problem getting a good night’s sleep. It’s wonderful stuff (actually not a sleep aid but motion sickness, antiemetic (anti nausea), and antihistamine). Sound and cozy sleep indeed.

    Soldier on and count your many blessings. You know you are well loved by so many.

    Your friend in Pensylvania (now in Cocoa Beach)

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    . | 4 November 2010 at 11:32 am #

    let peace and serenity rest in the dreams of the little ones who rest their perfect heads in bed, nothing to worry about, nothing ever said, nothing to complicate the innocence, nothing like the worry we carry, nothing like the dread, the adult pain and the worries, the overhead it takes to live with the noise, the physical world that’s brightfully living yet unexplicably dead…

    don’t believe in that which detracts, live life with higher purpose, attach yourself to the spirit of giving, living each day with a plan of attack to cast bright rays down on someone lost in the shadows where they feel they can’t let go of their chains or relax…

    double blessings indeed, more than you’ll ever need, if you, if we, could permanently recall the peace we have when we see them live life so honestly without regret, no reservations as they embark on this mortal journey, this irony, this mess…

    fall with them into another realm where the senses are hightened, where we aren’t frightened by that which uplifts our faculties to a refined degree,
    peaceful home, restfully rest like the newborn who has but basic needs, love, security, warmth, a bucket full of warm water to wash their heads, take heed…

  8. avatar
    . | 4 November 2010 at 11:41 am #

    brightfully living yet inexplicably dead…
    the darkness dissipates, warm light overhead…
    sleeping, waking, taking me higher, somewhere, yeah, there…

  9. avatar
    Steven Krut | 4 November 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    I enjoyed this. Great stuff.

  10. avatar
    Jonny Hollywood | 4 November 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    i just saw a painting of barack obama in your art gallery, finally a good guy? wow man you should know better than that, there are no good guys running the us government, just puppets…

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    Tanya | 4 November 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Mermen…intriguing!

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    Therese | 4 November 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Really liked that sk, read it afew times. Love the water too.

    Lassa nite went to a talk by Glenn A Baker talking about his two books on Music & Travel. Bought the music one and when he signed it mentioned the Aria Hall of Fame and my fave band being inducted. He bought up about your speech and how much he enjoyed it. U definitely surprised a lot of people. Even though his book will have a lot of interesting gossip, sure if u write one it will be on the bestseller list.

    Enjoy some rest before the tour.

    Peace & love
    Therese

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    Karen | 4 November 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    home were the waters at…
    moved into new place 2 yrs ago old old garden a 91 yr old lived here lots of roses but theres no bath god I miss it..and berra too cold for swimming.. jump in the lake with the bunyips & shopping trolleys? ..I dont think so
    ..least the rivers are flowing ..muddy

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    Karen | 4 November 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Didnt know about James from the Models when I posted…
    51 …only five years older than I and didnt I think he was gorgeous when I was 19
    sad
    hope hes found peace rest and love.

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    Anonymous | 4 November 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    escape from the grind…..escape from the 27000 things that always seem to need to be done…..escape from the dissatisfaction and the growing feeling that a change is needed and the knowledge that for the time being that change is not possible….escape from the disenchantment with others……give me the lotus, i need it badly……

    love always……

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    hellbound heart | 4 November 2010 at 7:46 pm #

    steve….if my previous comment went through then please delete this one…..

    escape……escape the grind…..escape the dissatisfaction with how things are and the growing feeling that a change is needed but knowing that this change is not possible at the time…..escape from the 27 000 things that always seem to scream for my attention to be done….escape the disenchantment with people that are around me…..ESCAPE…..

    steve, give me the lotus, i need it badly……

    love always…..

  17. avatar
    Richard | 4 November 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    no love

    no home

    no peace

    no rest

    no

    …shoulders

    no head

    RIP James Freud

  18. avatar
    bc | 4 November 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    just say yes…the lotus knoweth

  19. avatar
    andy | 5 November 2010 at 8:50 am #

    thanks sk…..
    i know how difficult the choices are.
    god bless ya.
    the work is all.
    all consuming.
    gain/loss indivisible.
    it’s a torturous path you tread,
    how can one man be all things to everyone?
    time/distance/curcumstance all conspire against you.
    yet your love is a palpable, tactile thing….so potent it travels through wires.
    strange that this should be your most successful but also stressful period for many years.
    the juggler can never take his eye off those clubs……
    thank you again steve,
    the true cost of doing what you do/being who you are is ultimately known only to you.
    what a sterling geezer you are.
    love and luck to you my friend!
    everyone deserves a bit of happiness and contentment in their life, ‘n i figure you deserve it more than most.
    here’s hoping things go your way a little now….it’s about time being.
    bests,
    andy.

  20. avatar
    andy | 5 November 2010 at 8:53 am #

    crap spelling again!
    CIRCUMSTANCE!
    sorry folks, it takes me forever to write just a few lines…..

  21. avatar
    Lady Di | 5 November 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    “Lovely islands in red sunsets”. Beautiful vision.

    RIP James Freud. Only 51.

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    dwellingwell | 5 November 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    The whole “Home sickness” thing is a concept out there in those old weird books. Just found this today. I will have to go over it again slowly. Very interesting stuff though. Abstruse perhaps, but worth the pain

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B6lderlin%27s_Hymn_%22The_Ister%22


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