posted on January 22, 2012 at 9:58 pm

infra red ultra marine


the blinds are busted

they knock against the sills in the breezes

well i went and waited for you  by the steps

where the fishermen and pelicans stand on the rocks

the sea wholly mackerel and whiting it out

descending in whirling schools like japanese waves

the swirling waters eddy and spasm

the clouds come right down and threaten

and a chill blows across the droplets of sweat

the green neon bar is pulsating thru bleary window

down by the sea shore i still hear its muffled beat

i exist by cockle shell and rock pool glow

a solitary black point in the faint light

me and some dog that followed me here

in the darkness i cant quite tell what it is

i hear it breathe in the foggy brain night

i see its shapes as it slinking along

the night has its names

but all mixed up all of them strange

the night reminds me of some subservient courtier

eager to please and swift nonetheless

already eleven o’clock

you check the screen for verication

scrolling down the lists of your lives

auditioning your various voices

you move within one frame to another

now youre one thing

now youre other

little fish

in the river

live a long life!





18 Responses to “iridescent summer 3”

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 22 January 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    That could be my favorite painting that you have diligently created. How new is this one? How can I order a print? If you are finding the necessary time to paint, the completed work is excellent , im glad that you are able to ‘work’ an other blogger, I believe yesterday, commented that they see a difference in comparisons to previous work….that you are/ have evolved. I full heartily agree. I hope all is well with you and the girls and im getn a sense, after all these years, that ur ignoring me, possibly upset with me. Well, if an open dialogue with strong opinions regarding recent historical events has altered your view on ‘me’ as an individual. I wont apologize – neither would/will you.
    I will stay consistent and always voice my opinion while wishing well on you and the many others who make up this extraordinary community. I got hurt pretty bad last week and I was surprised in the lack of compassion from many friends/family. I do not go around crying ‘wolf’ . I just try my best to live a life filled with constant, chronic obstacles. And now im worried and a bit shaken up by thenews that on 02/20, my pain doctor wants to go in2 my cervical spine for, yet another, set of injections. The pain from that procedure alone – knocks me off my feet for 24-72 hours. So, im kinda sad and feel disconnected to the people around me, which I do not fully understand. I tried to rely on other people for ‘hope’ if anything at all, I guess now- I will share less and go at a lot of it …by myself

    Darrin JK

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 22 January 2012 at 11:41 pm #

      To (*) ,
      The other day you were kind enough to suggest a visit to a ‘flotation tank’ which may aid in my chronic insomnia. I found a company here in Chicago on Lincoln Ave. called Space Time Tanks and I have an appointment for a consultation this upcoming week. I had to ‘run’ this idea and concept past my ‘pain specialist ‘ . He is all in but only worried about who is going to assist me and my 6’1 – 220 lb frame in/out of the tanks so I do not aggravate an already delicate situation.
      But…thank you so much for the suggestion. You, a complete stranger have enough compassion inside to help, offer, advise a complete stranger. So, thanks again and I will drop a comment at the end of next week regarding its efficacy and cost.

      Thanks again…
      Darrin JK

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        * | 23 January 2012 at 8:31 am #

        Darrin,I hope this brings some relief to your pain and suffering!
        I’ve found it useful as it takes a lot of gravities weight off your body which helps ease pains and strains.Also because there is no sensory input,this gives the brain a chance to rest and you can go in to an altered state of consciousness.Good for sorting stuff out in your mind as well.Anyway there is a lot of info about the many beneficial effects float tanks,including testimonials from people who have had severe and chronic pain.
        Have a great REST!

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          BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 23 January 2012 at 10:23 pm #

          Thank you so much. In this selfish world we all dwell in, that was a selfless act of kindness. Karma will find you and correct a wrong doing and balance will be restored to your llife if needed. As SK would describe, ” * , your a diamond gem”.

          Thanks again !!!

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    eekie | 22 January 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Hot damn, I love this painting!
    I was looking forward to what you’d do when you got working again, because you always seem to have a forward leap in creativity and technique after a layoff, but this is better than I thought the first ones would be.
    I love the rays of light.
    I wouldn’t mind having this one at all.

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    Lara | 23 January 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Like this one. It has the essence of underwater life. Is there anything more amazing than tide pools? I’ve never seen anyone remain indifferent to them when they’re nearby.

    Picture’s really striking, too.

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    evilren | 23 January 2012 at 4:05 am #


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      Raul | 6 February 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      @biddendensue inxs first rroced was released before the church’s debut and were already having hits in oz… i doubt either influenced eachother

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    Steven Krut | 23 January 2012 at 4:25 am #

    Really wonderful. Is that another new painting? It’s an interesting one.

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    colette | 23 January 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Watch the seemingly ‘subservient courtier eager to please’, can be underhand. Then again, sometimes I think that sort is best treated with ignore.

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    Ingrid | 23 January 2012 at 10:16 am #

    As I read this on my daughter’s 10th birthday today, it brings to mind the poem “Winkin Blinkin & Nod” which I used to say to her as a baby. “Incandescent 2” is lovely as well. Your poetry truly soothes as does your music. As I was blowing up kids balloons yesterday (the ones you make shapes from) there was an ultramarine one, and immediately I thought of “Constant In Opal” with the words “Constant in opal or ultramarine but you could only find yourself that way…”

    Really beautiful (both poetry and paintings) xxx

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    Anonymous | 23 January 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Three different Mr K’s.
    Quote: I paint self portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know the best.
    Frida Kahlo.
    Quote: I never paint dreams or nightmares I paint my own reality.
    Frida Kahlo.
    Take care Mr K and Family.

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    Boriah | 23 January 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Smells like fish…

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    Kraig | 23 January 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    You the MAN Steve! Live Long and Prosper as Spock would say! Hehe

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    Christine | 23 January 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Thank you for this place, where I can come visit, and read your remarkable words…they enlighten and inspire me, awake and put fire in me, delight and excite me, thank you, you’re the most! XXXXXX

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    Once | 24 January 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Sink into memory
    See the one thing you remember
    And let the rest come back
    Oh, it’s there
    As it always has been
    You never left
    As far as you’ve gone
    As far as you’ve come
    You are still a child
    With the same desires
    Your adult skin lies
    While you lie naked
    In fear
    If anyone knew me
    If anyone could see
    I fear your hate
    I fear your dislike
    I fear being ignored
    I fear
    The one thing I remember
    Is the hope
    The one thing I hold dear
    Is the same.

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    hellbound heart | 25 January 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    a chill blows across the droplets of sweat……a sensory shiver here….
    love always…..

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    Mateusz | 5 February 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    My best mates older brother worked at EMI Records in New Plymouth and scored new album releases for perusal over a few quiet ones……. still thankful for growing up in an age of sublime sounds and talented muso`s……..summer`s at the beach and cranking out The Church from the house speakers of my old wagon at the beer garden on Saturday arvo`s………happy days…..!!!

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