posted on July 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm
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jesper kroon in vermilion corduroy in his library of reeds

he is the prince of cranes he is the ace of wands

dancing with the owlish people of the marshes

little moongirl and giant tess

jesper kroon hes a total immersion in love

with his archon revolving out there in space

and his pyramids which generate heat and light

and his crystal slam way of doing things

oh jesper thou art the one

with the antlers of uncle summer under your hood

goodness knows i am now in your ancient woods

where the weasel black eyes piercing and adder slithering

and the lake is as of iron

i dive into reflection

under the cold water i cool my gills

kroon i envy you your evenings with lovely courtesans

the expensive substances navigate the bloodstream to the heart

the tinctures from the south sea haven where the blue girlflowers grow

kroon the illegal trade in the harness of angel

kroon i see you smirking in the fumes of spent desire

kroon you sit there waiting while i walk right past my destiny

under the water i am an extinct monster

my teeth are razor like shaving small fishes

my nails are claws and i grip onto the rocky lakebed

my eyes see through kroons curtains

my tongue can taste the places he was seen

the crackle of twigs around a great eagles nest betrays the dead rat

the leaves blow around saturday night like blank captions

jesper kroon you duck down eider down luxurious room

backstage your kissing the floor you must cross and bear

kroon i can hear you from here

after the sound will appear

kroon i’m a mad sick thing coming for you

jesper please be careful of lurking in green pools or soft edge

in jungles vines and lee anna twisted around green alligator

my hands stutter a song out about you kroon

soon…

they sing

soon…

26 Responses to “jesper kroon”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 20 July 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Pervasion:
    Let me dip
    my toes into the pond
    to be nibbled by
    nurturing thai fighter fish
    better than any pedicure
    to be bought on high street
    colour the tips
    with their rainbow
    wash wish
    I saw a reporter do it once
    through a screen
    and it became my dream
    forgotten til now
    til Jasper
    in vespers whispered
    its memory
    pretending to be avuncular
    in strange vernacular
    boy or girl?
    me or you
    lovely ear full
    petal or stamen
    release from slavin
    ‘blue but tasteful’.

  2. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 21 July 2013 at 12:05 am #

    Having a pretty good life

  3. avatar
    matthew | 21 July 2013 at 12:08 am #

    You’re on a roll again SK! Attached nicely to synapses pulsing multivisual communiqué. Thanks for the poetry.

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    Anonymous | 21 July 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    above the robed One looked over all pretty things down on His earth and in jest He found Himself listening to a danceable beat, as [He] tore up a rug to the notes played while kroon carried this beat, standing up he now ready for the finish to be written: a song he would soon sing of life spent devine: florals in espionage (aka, scents of lavendar), meteor showers on the 20th day each november, and assorted cannonized parts of the past – but! just then kroon departed again (damn! time always comes when He makes up his mind): far away seemed much better to be if he were to leave all pasts behind: 5 days left open, kroon went diving for pearls brought in by a wave crashing down with mata hari and nut and the gilled ones still in the sea: humbled they were, only those once living under water were brought up from beneath and in aqua seafoam everything was bubbles and broken shells sparkled (before, was a barrier reef) left shining on a shore with red lilies and sturdy young reeds; their gills began suffering dehydration from far away solar heat but after they crawled from the rocks and flung upon each other into green grass in the shade, the feeling before, now it was leaving as two beauties danced one in the sky and one on the land they all listened to a song and now peaceful, soon fell asleep.

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 July 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    The only blue girls I see r usually witches in their spiritual forms when they attempt and try to harass me. Certainly wouldn’t endear myself to call them flowers.

  6. avatar
    hellbound heart | 21 July 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    far…..OUT!!!!
    This is beautiful stuff…..would love to see your artist’s impression of little moongirl….
    love always

  7. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 21 July 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Not women in uniform

  8. avatar
    Chris | 22 July 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Love the ‘Pre-Raphealite watery world’ this evokes…like the sirens in the pool seducing a hero…’the tinctures from the south sea haven where the blue girlflowers grow’…cool…

  9. avatar
    K.P.Buk | 22 July 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    kroon, I’ve been meaning to write you too

    Imitation is the severest form
    of flattery

    in all the hours that pass I wonder why i never came here more often than I do

    and when your sweet songs
    have all bled from my head

    the historians will have to all figure it out
    from their perspectives of parallel universities

    we have all found our place in the constellations
    and they are still inexhaustible

  10. avatar
    Cheryl | 23 July 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Devilish Fun!

  11. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 25 July 2013 at 8:32 am #

    One is flattering because it’s flattery.
    Is it severe because it’s thievery?
    One other is severe
    as I’ve said before, dear
    because it’s confronting
    looking into a mirror.

    Anyway, more importantly, have you signed my tripetike yet and when can I get it? Sorry I don’t mean to sound trite but I was just reminded by Carl Jung that sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality. If you drop it round in person, don’t be shocked at how you find me if you find me. I have a tick in my right eye. But I guess it will correct itself by and by.

    • avatar
      Anonymous | 25 July 2013 at 10:28 pm #

      Drop it round in person? Boriah will probably start doing pastels now!

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      Anonymous | 27 July 2013 at 2:11 pm #

      I know (re Carl – great comment/insight!!) – I always felt sorry for him even though he was personally a nasty SOB; using his wife/her family’s connections/her money to allow him to be other than a university staffer – which he would have been at best without her – actually all of his previously published papers were given credit to the institutions he worked under until his marriage and then with that money/power, he was able to resolve them back to his own [credit] and re-publish with the adoring respect of wealthy socialites and snobs in his new social circle; and: he even one-upped Freud! the brutal, egotistical, self-serving person he was, he actually had at least one of his lovers move in with him and his wife and their multiple children (and I know it was the vic era, but even then most weren’t that blatant! what a prick he was) – it was an assistant if I recall,(not patients and girls on the street as with Freud – but I bet ya he did that too) there with his wife and multiple children he kept a lover without any sentiment towards any of them; yet he claimed to be more spiritual than Freud? and synchronicity for him, though true it is, was an excuse… the next in his lovely studies if I remember correctly: a new lover took the place of his prior and his wife/the first prior lover remained friends and a red book is still being whispered about – so he was correct in the quote you provided: brutal to sentiment! I wonder how it was at his own end? Again, great quote! thanks for the reminder of what monsters some of them really were – we kind of forget these things sometimes.

  12. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 July 2013 at 10:32 am #

    I don’t want Boriah to be a pariah but I would prefer to see my three delightfully hacked up ‘miniatures’ well delivered by anyone really but preferably – woops my fantasies were showing. Um will contact the bloke who took the transaction who possibly subliminally put the thought in my head by saying ‘we’ll drop it round, what’s your address again?’. Yet as I originally said, ‘when can I get it?’ Tho continuing the line of thought, when is a very good question because I’d like to be here to actually give it a safe home but that may not be easy to do at the moment. It could take some very fine tuning. And when I say it, I mean ‘them’ because I’m starting to feel tense about receiving the other threesome I paid for 🙂 c’est la vie. In the meantime, since I’m not that attached to things per se, please enjoy my contributions to your quality of life and don’t smoke all/any of the profits, think of your chilluns. Love me.

  13. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 July 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    woops, sorry. Forgot who I was talking to again. I’m in mourning so, forgive any further incoherence. Seriously, that is a fact. Oh yes, since Boriah was mentioned and pastels…I am happy to swap pastels if anyone would like, that’s if there is mutual admiration which unfortunately Boriah and I don’t have. Alex is ok except he can be a bit forward. And I know he doesn’t like my pastels. He says I’m too hairy. That’s a fact. As you know, sk, that is. Now back to the other business, dear sk could you please let me know if you sign the triptych (that’s if you don’t want to keep it). Then I will contact Rajani or Scott and organise the next step. Actually I will prob be home this afternoon. Whatever. I am feeling quite sad actually and tired. Hope you could glean something.

  14. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 26 July 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Thank you to Scott, the piece/s are safely ensconced. It was a surprise to see something in bubble wrap outside the door because Rajani was telling me to arrange a time to pick it up in Bondi. LOL. Lucky I have some Irish in me so… anyway, thank you for going to the trouble to sign, that was very good of you! I am very glad I bought this, I like it even better looking at it today than I originally did! x

  15. avatar
    Turtle of WA | 26 July 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Sorry to break the poetic thread. Television are coming to Perth. Can you believe it? Playing Marque Moon in full. Stoked.

  16. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 27 July 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Yes I saw Television are coming how exciting. As to CJ, just used the quote in the context of my own confused experience. Re him as a person, I wasn’t there so Uh I Dunno. What a laugh! Is Tilda Swinton going to be written up as some kind of she devil for having a husband, kids , herself and a young boyfriend in the house sometimes all at once from what I’ve read? Maybe. Apparently her hubby said whatever makes her happy, they’re beyond jealousy. Well that’s what I read but can’t say it’s true. Apparently,Dickens had a younger mistress blah blah… hmmm well I guess lots of people have/had and goes to prove my cynicism about marriage which unfortunately have been sucked into due to circumstances which suck. Still battling the dept of ed who had a hand in complicating my life… the irony of all this is that I am mourning a relative who was separated from her family because of a rogue father early last century. I think that was the story. Whose ‘fault’ was it really? No idea really. Just sad that she lost touch with her sisters and a big part of the family. Would have loved to have known her longer, I think she would have been a good influence on all our lives. She was a salt of the earth type person. So there were/are ‘rogues’ (or maybe just those who don’t fit in) throughout society.

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      Anonymous | 28 July 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      hi… I’m sorry; I wasn’t criticizing – just thought you too saw the Jung one was a bit self-absorbed in his thoughts to mentor a world; what were his own demons he creatively penned to justify his actions into “healthy” and also used to form others’ fears without exposing to his patients that it was himself he was concentrating on, not them; and that being – implanted into a crowd: an excuse for a way to get around thinking of themselves too too much (still seems those jung’uns talk talk talk). as far as Tilda – she’s still stunning and so be their relationship, she’s an artist not a psych (though it sadly ended w/her husband, now just w/the live in I think the same one while she was married…). and all of the others, too (including Dick), no judgment on what’s been since the beginning – but Jung – though read some really cool stuff [he] paraphrased from past philosophers into current – he manipulated for his own pleasure (he even manipulated Freud! a true master to be able to do that!!) and then had the extreme intelligence/audacity to write about manip’s as if observations

      if it needs to be and sometimes it does, sentiment can be a pure memory, hopefully found truly gentle and with good even at its end – my thoughts for your loss. good luck.

      • avatar
        Kohl Ette | 28 July 2013 at 5:13 pm #

        Thank you for your sensitivity. I’m writing this in the interest of discussion not argument. Well no Tilda Swinton isn’t a psych but some critics would take the view that as a celebrity she has certain responsibilities such as being a role model to younger women. Or depending on your perspective you could think of her as a revolutionary kind of role model – a kind of view I take. So, I can’t help but think of Newton performing experiments on his own eyes to gain knowledge about seeing. Unfortunately for the psychologists or psychiatrists you mention and their families, I guess a lot of what we know now is because of their trial and error and some delving into darkness. A bit like as an artist you have to be at least slightly fecked up. From my experience of a psychiatrist which I think of as a good one on the whole, i did a little reading before I went. Actually, it was the reading that propelled me to go. I didn’t intend to go before reading the book. Anyway, the book spoke about the psychiatrist as human and fallible and that is what I accepted when I went and was helpful to keep in mind and I guess why I do think of it as generally positive. Perhaps I ended up being her shrink for all I know and if that was the case, then I’m kind of proud of that and hope she remembers me with some fondness.

  17. avatar
    Galamor the Wizard | 28 July 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Steve,
    I will watch properly later but just saw snippets of Rockwiz last night.
    Nice to see you really comfortable with playing “The Unguarded Moment” and what a great choice of song at the end!!!!!
    Thank you for putting me onto “All things must pass”. It has been a constant companion through the decades.
    Of course I was a Beatle fan but was put off the album by my “Beatle Bible”(Roy Carr and Tony Taylor’s “The Beatles – an Illustrated record”).
    That book absolutely PANNED ATMP.
    Then along comes Steve Kilbey of up and coming band “The Church” with an interview in the Sun Herald in about 1981.
    The interviewer asked what you were listening to and you said ATMP – the very album I had been spying at the local record shop those last months.
    So, some birthday money came my way and I bought it and Devo’s Freedom of Choice.
    I still love the Devo one, and it gets a spin every now and then in it’s entirety, but ATMP has just accrued more and more memories and meaning over the decades.
    Seeing you do the song ATMP was great – the full circle.
    Thank you again.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 28 July 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Congrats on being Rockwiz undefeated champion.
    Glad you sang one of my all time fave songs to start the show, had to dance.
    A lot of different styles are evident in your stage moves, very entertaining.
    Must feel good to be part of the Rockwiz family.
    May you continue your undefeated reign.
    Hope the summer brings the Church back together, never say never. Would love to see one of the members on the opposing team.
    Hope you’re well.

    Peace & love
    Therese

  19. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 3 August 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    What can I give?
    an apology for
    saying the wrong thing
    What can I offer?
    I know not
    only anything
    whatever it is
    or whoever I am
    What can I expect?
    nothing of course
    What do I love?
    everything
    What do I want?
    God
    What will you say?
    I’m not afraid
    How can I be
    replenished?
    by breathing
    open air
    breathing from
    and onto leaf
    alternating
    joy and grief
    and joy
    How will you feel?
    more or less
    yourself
    I guess


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