posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm
io ishtar one $

io ishtar one $

when the delirious days of july fall out

the valley signs of an early prima vera

the chancy skyfull of air over there

then arrows of love then fist of sulk glove

i am chastened as i hastened to hide away

down on lawns unkempt where some grim dog watches

neither never or forever just now

my book is a song

a wonderful life a throng of admirals

oh the summer in winter

behind the clouds shine so surely

the golden leaves the myriad light

every cloud is the shape of racing animals

unicorns and crocodiles stretch across oceanias heavens

the bright hammer of thunder

the twin black birds of odin doom

the hideous depths writhe with unspeakable horrors

let us be glad to be in this world of warm colour

familiar as cat with magical thought

understood and over wrought

i think im gonna think another thought


15 Responses to “jewel carriageway”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 18 July 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    buy jove, love

  2. avatar
    S.S. | 18 July 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    aother great one Steve!

  3. avatar
    Pernath | 18 July 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Zat Ashra Tempel album is wery lovely!

  4. avatar
    surreal eskimo | 18 July 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    You’ve got the best poem titles mate. The verse ain’t too shabby either 🙂
    Loving the You Are Everything album btw. Brother Moon Sister Sun up there with Providence.

  5. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 19 July 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Ishtar the fishwife went down to the shore
    she said, ‘Moor, I want more
    I want more I want more’.
    He said, ‘You’re never satisfied
    and you lied’.
    She said, ‘but I’ve tried
    and tried and tried and tried
    but your vices and spying
    just make me cry
    either with pity or joy
    I don’t know why.
    Maybe we belong together
    since our brains are half fried.
    The other half wired.
    I have to admit despite my pride
    I am inspired.’
    So he deeply sighed
    and decided
    ‘You’re hired’.

    p.s. you won’t cut up the work I bought the other day again will you? maybe you will!

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 19 July 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      did you think i was painting tiny little paintings?

      • avatar
        Kohl Ette | 19 July 2013 at 3:08 pm #

        I thought they were like those hand done cards you’ve made – I have two already. But actually the framed ones are larger than those cards, so I’m not sure what I thought except it was a revelation that you cut em up. The one with the bird and the … snake(?) looked familiar.

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        Kohl Ette | 20 July 2013 at 7:05 am #

        To reinforce my reassurance, I never pictured you as a miniatrist, no. If you decide to take that up though that’s fine too.

  6. avatar
    Robert Roe | 19 July 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Animals and planets

  7. avatar
    matthew | 19 July 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    My previous comment must’ve slipped off into the ether. Anyway beautiful poetry today, I drank in every word. “jewel carriageway” = genius.

  8. avatar
    hippy | 20 July 2013 at 5:55 am #

    Like your tee shirt. What is it?

  9. avatar
    Chris | 20 July 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    fair o of da nial….we ca loot u…

  10. avatar
    hellbound heart | 21 July 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    I’ll give ya 50 bucks for your t shirt…..

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